The Icelandic sheep are of medium size with mature ewes weighing 150-160 lbs. & rams 200-220 lbs. The breed has both polled & horned individuals of both sexes but it is primarily horned.With the isolation that comes with living on an island, the Icelandic sheep is one of the purest breeds of sheep in the world. It is not only the cutest little animal, but its wool keeps us warm & its meat keeps us strong. Icelandic sheep are alert & active but not crazy. They have dispositions ranging from sweet & friendly to timid & shy.Most Icelandic sheep are shorn twice a year, in autumn/spring. The autumn shearing in October – November is done when the sheep are taken into their winter sheds. The Autumn wool has the best quality, free from contamination from the sheds & with good fiber length.The wool also felts easily & is prized by fiber artists. The two coats are: Tog: the soft strong long (to 18 inches) lustrous outer coat that provides wind, rain, & dust protection for the sheep. Icelandic's are excellent mothers with lots of milk & will nurse triplets without assistance. Icelandic's make wonderful mothers & take great care of their young. With an abundance of milk, the lambs are well fed & running around quickly. The ability to nurse up to three lambs is a great asset. This breed is listed as endangered by the livestock conservancy.
Icelandic Sheep Pricing
Retained= Keeping for Breeding
Reserved= Already has a deposit
Pending= Not Available
Ewes $400 & Up
General Lamb Information
Lambs are registered unless otherwise noted.
Lambs are raised on mom unless otherwise noted.
We test for CL/CAE
Animals sold at pet price are without papers
We Vaccinate with 8 way Vaccine & are Dewormed
**Ram Lambs will be neutered before they are allowed to go to their new homes**