|A Flotti son (left) on a farm in Iceland...
massive neck, decent shoulders. Better
than average back muscle shape (score of
4), but there's room for improvement.
Good rump muscling, but could be even
better. An average unimproved ram (to
his right), with normal neck, narrow &
high shoulders. Back & rump is about
average for an unimproved ram.
|One of the best rams I was
priviledged to see in Iceland.
This hefty guy from Hestur
Station in Borgarnes has good
rump & leg muscling (Score
16.5?), a broad well-muscled
back with great eye muscle
shape, (4.5?) excellent shoulders
and short, massive neck.
|An overall excellent ram in Iceland found in
one of the three semen collection facilities,
however, the back (loin eye muscle shape)
would score about a 3 out of a possible
score of 5. He has a good neck, broad
well-rounded shoulders that aren't peaked,
decent chest, and an overall well-balanced
conformation, but could use thicker back
muscling and a bit more rump muscling.
shallow chest with a shallow and
narrow breast bone which would
not allow for sufficient lung
capacity. (One of my early
ewelambs of the year 2000).
|A chest of acceptable depth,
but still a bit shallow.
|A world-class deep chest.
(Ewe from Hestur Experimental
|Above is our semen-station
quality Mjaldursson compared to
one of the top three rams I saw in
Iceland which you can see to the
right. The Hestur ram seems to
have a better neck and shoulders,
while our ram, a grandson of
Thettir, has thicker and deeper leg
muscling (which the Thettir line is
famous for) as well as broader
hips & rump.