Icelandic Sheep for Sale
Little Creek, in Townsend, Montana, raises hardy Icelandic sheep breeding stock for sale. We offer ram lambs, ewe lambs, some proven ewes and can even put together starter flocks.
Icelandic sheep are seasonal breeders, breeding in the fall and lambing in the spring, between March and May. We only offer lambs for sale that we would be proud to keep in our own flock, and we're happy to help you select lambs that would best suit your needs. We breed for fast growing, strong lambs as well as twinning and a variety of fleece colors and patterns.
Little Creek lambs are available starting in June for deposits and can be picked up in mid-July at our farm after weaning. We wean lambs at 14-16 weeks old. We are very selective about which ram lambs we offer for sale, and usually only offer a handful every year. Most of our ewes and lambs are sold between July and September, though occasionally we do offer bred ewes in the winter.
Icelandic Sheep Breed Overview
It’s believed that Nordic settlers brought Icelandic sheep over to Iceland around the ninth or tenth century where they quickly acclimated to the climate and thrived on a grass-fed diet. This hardiness and resilience are traits we treasure to this day both in their ease of care and in the quality of their meat. Icelandic sheep are considered to be a “primitive” breed because they retain their ancient characteristics, which is one of the reasons we love them. They have a smaller build than commercial breeds, are very maternal and have strong lambs, and are incredibly thrifty and intelligent.
You can learn more about the breed here.
Icelandic sheep's fleece has a wide variety of natural colors, and is also dual coated! The outer coat is called the “Tog” and is generally coarser and longer. When the two types of fleece are spun together, they are called "lopi" and make the warmest outerwear.
Icelandic fleece is particularly prized by handspinners. It felts wonderfully and has so many color variations. It can be sold "in the grease" or processed into yarn and wool products.
It’s hard to beat Icelandic lamb when it comes to flavor. Deliciously tender and mild, its converted many who claim they “don’t like lamb.” But what makes it so special?
So much of it comes again from the Icelandic sheep’s ability to thrive on a grass-only diet, as well as in the makeup of the meat itself. Icelandic lamb is naturally rich in Omega-3 and iron, which contributes to its well-rounded flavor.
Home cooks, foodies, and chefs agree that this is gourmet quality lamb. It is also exceedingly easy to cook; most of the time we just season with salt and pepper!
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