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Historic Information on Iceland Sires: 
Buri--Sveppur--Bjalfi--Stubbur

Hnykill--Bassi--Eir--Laekur

Morro--Ari--Blaevar

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Ram Sire:  "Buri" 94-806 
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Weight and measures 1995: 80 - 106 - 24,5 - 120 Please note

Points 1995: 8 - 8 - 8 - 9 - 8,5 - 18 - 8 - 8 - 9 = 85,5 points

Ultrasound 1995: Eye muscle thickness 38 mm, back fat 7 mm. (H)

Description: B˙ri is polled, white. He is long bodied and rather short feeted with very muscular back, loins and thighs. feet are strong and well placed.

Wool EE: "Tan fibers in neck and on tail and loins. No tan fibers were seen elsewhere in the fleece, no black fibers. Wool quantity above average and a medium coarse thog."

Results: B˙ri passes on good weight and long body.

 

Sheep breeding records (local figures in parentheses)

LAMBS

DAUGHTERS

Number

Score

Prod. years

Prolificacy

Score

285

101

(39

-7

95)

1999 spring records reflect a more positive image of B˙ri as father were 32 hoggets lambed this spring resulting +10 for prolificacy. Their milking abilities are promising. B˙ri carries genes for both black and grey.

 

 

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Ram Sire:  "Sveppur" 94-807  hr_sveppur94807.jpg (11831 bytes)
Weight and measures 1996: 99 - 106 - 27,0 - 121 Please note

Points 1996: 8 - 8 - 8,5 - 9,5 - 9,5 - 18,5 - 8 - 8 - 8 = 86,0 points

Ultrasound 1996: Eye muscle thickness 41 mm. (S)

Description: Sveppur is white, polled with vigorous head. Broad but rather coarse shoulders. Good conformation and exceptionally thick eye muscle. Loins are broad and muscular as the thighs. Sveppur has well placed and strong feet.

Wool EE: "Tan on neck and feet but not in fleece. No black fibers were found. Great quantity with thick thel and medium coarse thog."

Results: Sveppur was progeny tested at Smßhamrar Farm in 1995 and scored following: Dressing weight 18,6 kg, 0,3 kg above average, thighs 3,1 points (scale 1-5), rib fat 9,5 mm. Index for weight 103,3 (average=100) and 98,4 for meat quality.
Sveppur carries on excellent thighs and long body but eye muscle thickness is less than average.

 

Sheep breeding records (local figures in parentheses)

LAMBS

DAUGHTERS

Number

Score

Prod. years

Prolificacy

Score

431

103

29

+29

105

Sveppur┤s daughters are very prolific with outstanding milking abilities.

Scrapie resistance genotype: Neutral.

 

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Ram Sire:  "Bjalfi" 95-802 hr_bjalfi95802.jpg (6814 bytes)

Weight and measures 1996: 86 - 100 - 23,5 - 117 Please note

Points 1996: 8 - 8 - 8,5 - 8 - 8,5 - 17,5 - 7,5 - 7,5 - 8 = 81,5 points

Ultrasound 1996: Eye muscle thickness 30 mm, back fat thickness 2 mm. (S)

Description: Bjßlfi is horned, white. The neck is short, broad and very muscularly connected to the body. Shoulders are not broad but muscular. The chest is broad and conformation good. Back is very muscled and eye muscle is well shaped. Loins and thighs are very muscled. Feets are straight and short. Bjalfi is rather longbodied and very muscularly built.

Wool EE: "Lots of tan fibers all over the fleece, black spots on ears and one on body. Little thog but thick thel. Shortwoolled."

Results: Bjßlfi was progeny tested at Hestur Experimental Farm in 1996 and result was following:

 

No.

thighs
points

Conf.
points

Eye muscle
thickn.

Eye muscle
area,m2

Back
fat,mm

Rib
fat,mm

Dressing
weight,kg

Bjßlfi 95-802

17

4,0

4,0

26,2

15,40

1,6

7,2

15,6

Average

233

3,8

3,8

26,0

14,75

2,2

7,5

15,7

Classification: 35,2% prime, 47,0% 1.class, 17,8% 2.class.

Bjßlfi carries on thick and well shaped eye muscle, leanness as well as great muscling and good conformation.

 

Sheep breeding records (local figures in parentheses)

LAMBS

DAUGHTERS

Number

Score

Prod. years

Prolificacy

Score

738

101

151

-2

103

Bjßlfi┤s daughters have average prolificacy with very good milking abilities. Bjßlfi┤s daughters at Hestur Experimental Farm have proven to be prolific with average litter size 1,93 at the age of 2.
Bjßlfi┤s sons have proven to pass on good conformation and leanness.

Scrapie resistance genotype: Neutral.

 

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Ram Sire:  "Stubbur" 95-815
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Weight and measures 1996: 80 - 109 - 24,5 - 112 Please note

Points 1996: 8 - 8 - 9 - 8,5 - 8,5 - 18 - 8 - 9 - 8,5 = 85,0 points

Ultrasound 1996: Eye muscle thickness 37 mm, back fat thickness 3 mm. (H)

Description: Stubbur is extremely shortthighged, with short and broad neck, good conformation, muscular back and loins. thighs are muscular and thick, feet strong and outstandingly well placed.

Wool EE: "Tan on head and feet, a bit tan in fleece but not significantly. Black spot on neck and another one on loins. Quantity hardly average and thog medium fine but a little coarse on back."

Results: Stubbur has been noticed for outstanding meat classification of his progenies (155% in 1. class) in 1996 to 1998. Stubbur was progeny tested by SOUTHRAM in 1999:

 

No.

thighs
points

Conf.
points

Eye muscle
thickn.

Muscle
shape

Grad.
meat

Grad.
fat

Back
fat, mm

Dressing
weight,kg

Stubbur 95-815

21

3,96

4,04

26,50

3,47

7,94

5,52

2,40

14,68

Average

83

3,59

3,76

26,00

3,41

7,08

5,47

2,32

15,48

EUROP meat classification: 19% U, 62% R, 19% O. Fat classification: 90% 2, 5% 3, 5% 3+.

Stubbur┤s progenies are exceptionally muscular and lean but seem to lack maturity. thighs and loins are muscled but back muscling sometimes not good enough. It can be pointed out that Stubbur┤s father, Mj÷­ur 93-813, has got one of Iceland┤s top breeding index for meat classification.

 

Sheep breeding records (local figures in parentheses)

LAMBS

DAUGTHERS

Number

Score

Prod. years

Prolificacy

Score

(129

103

18

+1

102)

Stubbur is unusually forming breeding ram and great expectations are bound to him.

 

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Ram Sire:  "Hnykill" 95-820 
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Weight and measures 1996: 90 - 104 - 24,5 - 130 Please note

Points 1996: 8 - 8 - 8,5 - 8,5 - 8,5 - 16,5 - 8 - 8 - 8 = 82,0 points

Ultrasound 1996: Eye muscle thickness 32 mm (H)

Description: Hnykill is white and polled. He┤s got extremely good conformation with muscular shoulders, back and loins. Back is strong, thigh muscles thick, well shaped and deep. feet are strong and well placed.

Wool EE: "White, quantity less than average and rather short thog but dense thel. Shortwoolled on back but no black fibers."

Results: Hnykill was progeny tested at ┴rbŠr farm in 1997: Eye muscle thickness 24,1 mm (S), back fat 2,3 mm, thighs 16,5 points, wool 8,0 points and weight 41,6 kg.
Hnykill was progeny tested again in 1998 resulting: Eye muscle thickness 24,9 mm (S), back fat 3,6 mm, thighs 16,1 points, meat grading 8,00 points, fat grading 6,93 points and dressing weight 18,19 kg.
SOUTHRAM also progeny tested Hnykill in 1999:

 

No.

thighs
points

Conf.
points

Eye muscle
thickn.

Meat
ratio

Back
fat,mm

Fat
ratio

Dressing
weight,kg

Hnykill 95-820

12

3,72

3,58

23,8

61,0%

2,3

22,4%

16,84

Average

30

3,86

3,81

24,4

60,7%

2,4

23,0%

17,00

EUROP meat classification: 75% R, 25% O. Fat classification: 25% 1, 50% 2, 25% 3.



Hnykill obviously gives mature, fast growing and lean lambs.

 

Sheep breeding records (local figures in parentheses)

LAMBS

DAUGHTERS

Number

Score

Prod. years

Prolificacy

Score

(123

93

19

+17

108)

His daughters are promising, both milky and prolific. Hnykill carries grey and grey mouflon.

 

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Ram Sire:  "Bassi" 95-821    
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Weight and measures 1996: 93 - 107 - 26,0 - 120 Please note

Points 1996: 8 - 8 - 8,5 - 9 - 8,5 - 18 - 8 - 8 - 8,5 = 84,5 points

Ultrasound 1996: Eye muscle thickness 31 mm. (S)

Description: Bassi is like a jewel. He is long bodied with thick and well shaped eye muscle, exceptionally muscular thighs and beautyful wool.

Results: Bassi was progeny tested at Bassasta­ir farm in 1998 resulting as following; eye muscle thickness 24,1 mm (S), back fat 5,5 mm, thighs 16,2 points, meat grading 7,29 points, fat grading 5,35 points and dressing weight 15,93 kg.
Bassi was also progeny tested by SOUTHRAM in 1999:

 

No.

thighs
points

Conf.
points

Eye muscle
thickn.

Meat
ratio

Back
fat,mm

Fat
ratio

Dressing
weight,kg

Bassi 95-821

18

3,96

3,97

24,9

60,5%

2,5

23,5%

17,10

Average

30

3,86

3,81

24,4

60,7%

2,4

23,0%

17,00

EUROP meat classification: 6% E, 11% U, 78% R, 5% O. Fat classification: 11% 1, 56% 2, 22% 3, 11% 3+.



A great number of male offsprings of Bassi were evaluated in 1999 and 2000 and it┤s quite clear that Bassi passes his qualities on along with great weight and maturity.

 

Sheep breeding records (local figures in parentheses)

LAMBS

DAUGHTERS

Number

Score

Prod. years

Prolificacy

Score

320

102

(52

-1

99)

Bassi has not proven himself as a father yet though his daughters seem to have average prolificacy. Bassi is absolutely one of our best polled sire for breeding.

Scrapie resistance genotype: Neutral.

 

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Ram Sire:  "Eir"  96-840 hr_eir96840.jpg (19982 bytes)

Weight and measures 1997: 86 - 110 - 23,5 - 124 Please note

Points 1997: 8 - 8,5 - 8,5 - 8,5 - 9 - 17,5 - 8,5 - 8 - 8,5 = 85,0 points

Ultrasound 1997: Eye muscle thickness 35 mm. (S)

Description: Eir is polled, white. He has extremely muscular neck and shoulders and a great conformation. Back is exceptionally strong and muscled. Loins are lond, broad and as well filled as possible. thighs are very well shaped, thick muscle which completely closes the crotch. Feets are strong and right. Eir is exceptionally powerful and long bodied.

Wool EE: "White with no tan or black fibers - small black spots on ears. Rather short woolled, fine and curled thog. Quantity hardly medium and rather little thel in back. Soft and lustrous wool."

Results: Eir was progeny tested at Smßhamrar farm in 1997 and gave following result: Rib fat 8,4 mm, thighs 3,8 points and dressing weight 18,7 kg.
Eir was progeny tested again in 1998: Eye muscle thickness 23,5 mm (S), back fat 3,6 mm, thighs 16,3 points, meat grading 7,70 points, fat grading 6,20 points and dressing weight 16,92 kg. Eir was also progeny taested by SOUTHRAM in 2000:

 

Rams
no. 19

Eye muscle
thickn.

Eye muscle
shape

Conf.
points

Thighs
points

Wool
points

Grad.
meat

Grad.
fat

Dressing
weight,kg

Weight,
kg

Eir 96-840

24,7

3,0

3,8

3,5

8,2

8,6

7,4

18,1

44,5

Average

24,9

3,1

3,7

3,5

8,2

8,4

7,2

17,9

43,7

Eir carries on great conformation, muscled thighs, ecellent wool and meat classification.

 

Sheep breeding records (local figures in parentheses)

LAMBS

DAUGHTERS

Number

Score

Prod. years

Prolificacy

Score

(77

101

11

+3

100)

Eir┤s daughters are few so far but it looks as they are fairly prolific, at least above average. Eir was expected to be excellent breeding sire and has proven to be so.

Scrapie resistance genotype: Neutral.


 

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Ram Sire:  "Laekur" 97-843 hr_laekur97843.jpg (34326 bytes)

Weight and measures 1998: 90 - 102 - 25,0 - 116 Please note

Points 1998: 8 - 8,5 - 9 - 8,5 - 8,5 - 18 - 7,5 - 8 - 8,5 = 84,5 points

Ultrasound 1998: Eye muscle thickness 32 mm, back fat thickness 8 mm. (H)

Description: LŠkur is white with fine horns. The head is beatyful og hornshape great. Neck is short and broad, conformation great. Back is muscled and strong, loins muscled and round. Thigh muscling is excellent. Feets are straight and well placed. LŠkur is vigorous and dashing sheep.

Wool EE: "Tan on neck and feets. Lot of tan fibers backward in the fleece but firly white forward. Rather shortwoolled with fine and soft thog. No black fibers were found."

Results: LŠkur was progeny tested at LŠkjarh˙s Farm in 1998 with following result: Eye muscle thickness 24,6 mm (H), back fat 2,6 mm, thighs 16,9 points, wool 7,5 points, meat grading 10,55 points (which is tremendous), fat grading 6,25 points, weight 38,6 kg and dressing weight 16,02 kg.
LŠkur was also progeny tested by SOUTHRAM in 2000:

 

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Ram Sire:  "Morro" 98-845  hr_morro98845.jpg (33288 bytes)

Weight and measures 1999: 82 - 102 - 23,5 - 123 Please note

Points 1999: 8 - 8 - 8 - 8,5 - 8,5 - 16,5 - 7,5 - 8 - 8 = 81,0 points

Ultrasound 1999: Eye muscle thickness 31 mm, back fat thickness 7 mm. (H)

Description: Morrˇ is moorit with fine horns. Th head is powerful, neck and shoulders well muscled and conformation average. Back muscling quite good, loins long and muscled but not broad. thigh muscle well shaped but not deep. Morrˇ is a well built moorit sheep.

Wool: "A bit greyish thog and a medium quantity."

Results: Morrˇ has not proven himself as a father. Morrˇ is expected to be a good breeding sire for coloured sheep.
Morrˇ┤s mother has always had twins except as a yearling. She┤s got 5,5 for milking abilities. Morrˇ can be expected to give all colours (black, moorit, spotted).

 

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Leader Ram:  "Ari"     91969 (Sire: "Glaesur"   x  dam: Brana)
Description: Ari is black blazed, white belly and feet. He has a proud bearing and is intelligent looking. He is calm and alert in barn. Both of Ari's parents descend from lines of purebred Leadersheep and as far as is known is unrelated to the leader rams that have been in the AI stations for the last few years.

Ari is a Leader Ram in Iceland.

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Ram Sire:  "Blaevar"      90974

Weight and Measure:
106kg - 112cm - 25cm - 125mm
Score: 8 - 8 - 8.5 - 8.5 - 9 - 18 - 7.5 - 8.5 - 8

Description: White ram with tight curled horns, broad head, thick nick, shoulder big, large muscles, broad chest, good springiness of ribs, strong back, broad meaty good legs straight and strong feet. lots of yellow, black spot on back. Wool has lots of fine tog  

 

Production results: Bleavar produces lambs that are grey and black offspring (solid and black). For 188 market lambs his lambs had an average score of 104. For 188 production years of daughters Blevar gets 108 in grade. Blevar was only used on pure white ewes. Came from Hester (government research farm).

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