"Galadriel," NMI-874E, homozygous white, horned, triplet. Born May 2, 2017.
Sire, "Green Ears," KTB-702C, dam, "Blackidottir," NMI-577A. 53% AI, with 25
different AI sires, those with the highest percentages being Raftur, Haengur, Kani,
Visir and Thettir, with others such as Laekur, Grani, Garpur, Vinur, Svadi, Deli,
Horvi, Valur, Sekkur, Aboti, Lodi, Gari, etc.
All three Blackidottir triplets showed exceptional growth rates, especially
considering they were triplets! 85, 94, and 95 lbs. at 5 1/2 months! Blackidottir
has to be an exceptional milker to accomplish that!
Galadriel is very evenly built and very muscular. Broad, flat shoulders, broad
back, a well muscled rump, very wide and muscular chest with a thin fat layer,
exceptional horns and thick, fine wool!
Galdriel's conformation statistics match up very well especially when
considering she is a triplet ewe-lamb being compared against the averages of
ramlambs in Iceland that have been selected from among the nation's best in
order to farm their semen. At 85 centimeters, her chest is larger than the average
(82.5cm) for those best AI ram lambs used for improving the national flock of
Iceland, and her weight is spot-on when compared to those ram lambs. Her leg
muscling is excellent, and her back muscling was 31mm, which is better than the
AI lambs in Iceland (27.6mm) chosen for semen collection purposes. Pretty good
for a triplet ewe!!
Animals bought off this farm are usually heavier and more muscular than is
usual for this breed, and I attribute that to the excellent soils which produce
verdant forage, the careful selection and constant input of superior genetics, and
severe culling, leaving only the best of the best for breeding purposes.
Galadriel was bred to Sir Galahad for lambs to be born in June 2018. Both
Galahad and Galadriel have unusually consistent and well muscled conformations,
wide chests, broad backs, and fine wool. Their lambs will have 37 different AI
sires in their background and 48% AI genetics. In addition to the AI sires listed at
the top of the page, Sir Galahad will add Peli, Naggur, Mjaldur, Stubbur, Dropi,
Nokkvi, Keli, Flotti, Butur, Ari, Kokkur, Hnykkur, Hunn, Moli, Heli, Hnykill, Tuli &
others to the mix.