A flock is really only as good as its rams. One ram can service between fifty and one hundred ewes, but because we keep multiple breeding groups of each breed and provide breeding rams for other farms, we generally keep what most people would consider to be way too many rams.
These boys have gone through a rigorous selection process. Choosing a ram is, in our opinion, a more critical decision than choosing a ewe. Any one ram will breed multiple ewes in any one year – and will likely continue to breed for several years. His genetics will be found in numerous lambs over those years (many more than most ewes), and must therefore be carefully considered and thoroughly tested. This page lists the rams currently in our ram flock. Some will be for sale this spring while others will remain to continue to help us reach our breeding goals.
Martin (DOB 2013) – white color-carrying Romney, son of Hannah x Jubal, has bred our ewes since he was a lamb
Nahe (DOB 2014) – moorit Romeldale/CVM, son of Koko x Lariat, has worked for our flock since he was a lamb
Noa (DOB 2014) – colored Romeldale son of Ivy x Lariat, carries moorit coloring as well as genetics for dark, crimpy fleece
ObiWan (DOB 2015) – colored Romney son of McKenzie x Nash (who died winter 2014), has all of our hopes for Nash now riding on him
O’Connor (DOB 2015) – color-carrying white Romney purchased from Tawanda Farms, CA, will work for our flock again this year
Osiris (DOB 2015) – purchased from Celtic Braes Farm, WI, will wait another year before breeding our ewes
Preacher (DOB 2016) – charcoal Romney son of Grace x Outlaw will grow for a year before we see what he produces
Pistil (DOB 2016) – pale moorit CVM son of Ivy x Muldoon, a quad brother of Posey, carries the dark Swiss Markings color pattern
Pine (DOB 2016) – dark gray son of Ilaina x Noa is the twin brother of Poplar
Peter (DOB 2016) – white Romney son of Hannah x Martin was born with unusual leg and face coloring – which we hope to figure out as he matures
Parker (DOB 2016) – dark moorit CVM was purchased from Serenity Spring Wool, WI
Korbin (DOB 2011) – silvery gray Romney purchased from Grace Valley Farms, MT, will work for our flock in 2017
Pallas (DOB 2016) – Dark gray Romeldale ram was purchased from Cristow Farm Sheep, Springville, IA.