2017 Breeding Ewes
"Peace" NMI-865D, (CLRC # 727753) Moorit Grey, Twin.  Dam: Cassie, FAV
7B. Sire:
Cato. JWT-23A.
32% of the AI genetics remain of the 22 different AI sires that are in her
background.
Prestur and Morro are the AI sires with the greatest
"presence" in her family tree. See pedigree
here.
  Her geneology also contains a great number of rare and unusual AI sires  
such as: Austri, Ari, Bruni, Biskup, Fengur, Faldur, Heli, Horvi, Mjaldur,
Kari, Stakkur, & Sveppur, as well many others.
  With such a number of AI sires in her background, if bred to a broad
and muscular ram you could expect a pretty good level of muscling and
consistency in the conformations of her lambs.
  She has inherited a calm personality, soft wool, and exceptional horning
genetics from many of her AI ancestors. Her bone structure at this point
implies that Peace will likely be a large ewe when mature. Her hips, chest,
loin, and shoulders are all very broad and well muscled. Her measurements
at 5 months of age were so good in fact, she rated up with the
measurement average of most of Iceland's AI Sires when they were
measured as ramlambs. (In Iceland, ramlambs are typically measured at 4
1/2 to 5 1/2 months of age.)
     For 2018, I bred her to "Prudy" whose measurements, even at this point
as a ramlamb, are exceptional, and of course, if her lambs inherit the
horning genetics of Peace's sire
Cato, the result could be quite a
spectacular animal!  This pairing would bring together 27 completely
different AI sires that will be in their background!!  Not all of them would
have been the "muscle men" of their day, but nonetheless, to be selected
as an AI sire means that animal had something to make it desirable for use
by the semen stations of Iceland for one reason or another. Hence,
whether her lambs showed exceptional muscling or not, the huge amount
of excellent genetics all exerting their influence
should make for some
animals with superbly balanced conformations!!  We'll see!
Why is many AI sires a very good thing?
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"Peace" at 18 months