H & K FARMS
The Icelandic sheep is one of the world's oldest breeds of sheep. It is a triple purpose animal, treasured for its meat, fiber, and milk. Icelandics are a mid-sized breed
with ewes averaging 130-160 pounds, and rams averaging 180-220 pounds.
The fleece is dual coated and comes in white as well as a variation of grays, browns, and blacks. There are both horned and polled lines. We only have the horned animals on the farm at this time.
Lambs mature early and ewe lambs commonly lamb at 11-12 months of age. Many remain productive until age 10 or longer.
The breed is feed efficient, cold hardy, and have a strong, reactive immune system.
The breed is able to survive on pasture and browse, though most ewe lambs in North America are supplemented with some protein, especially when pregnant.
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