Breeding Stock - Rams

Zorro

ARBA# 121376BB
DOB 3/1/02
Codon QQ

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Zorro was our resident ram. Zorro was bred by Kathy Maynard at Pulpit Rock Romneys. The fleece of Zorro's sire Anchorage 99-512B won Supreme Champion at the Big E in 2000 and Supreme Champion at Maryland in 2001. Zorro's fleece won first place long black category at Vermont Sheep & Wool Festival in 2003. His daughter Gigi won first place long black in Vermont in 2004. Zorro was the quintessential Romney ram. Very sound, with great length of loin and fine fleece - consistent from front to britch.

Noir

ARBA #128934BB

DOB 5/5/06
Codon QQ

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Noir is a perfect specimen of a Romney Ram. Head held high, great carriage, size, length of loin, flat top line and outstanding fleece. He was our pick of the litter in 2006. His fleece is outstanding with great luster, consistent front to britch and very fine - a hand-spinner's dream. He has a mellow temperament. Noir settles every ewe he is exposed to! . Noir's enormous soft fleece won 5th place colored ram at the Rhinebeck 2008 ARBA Regional!


Artifical Insemination Rams
Rams Not Owned by Bear Mountain Farm

Blake

ARBA# 1139698B
Silver Creek 98-862AI
DOB 2/18/98
Codon QR


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Blake was bred and is owned by Maria Rooney of Silver Creek Lambscapes in Oregon. We purchased Blake's semen for artificial insemination in 2004 and have four exceptional breeding ewes from this breeding. We plan to use his seaman again in 2009. Blake was AI sired by World Congress Colour Romney Champion "Monuina 109-94". Silver Creek Lambscapes is renowned for true to type Romneys with outstanding fleece.


Thunder:

ARBA# 128188

Thunder is a spectacular ram bred by Andrew Freshwater in Victoria Australia. When his semen has been used elsewhere he has produced very black points, length of loin, productivity and fleece with fantastic luster. We do not have a photo of Thunder but he has been described as "Stunning". Photo is the front of a flock of 5,200 (this is not a typo!) ewes the breeder calls "Thunder's Daughters".

THUNDER'S DAUGHTERS



Ewes and Lambs

Bathsheba

ARBA# 121261BB
DOB 2/6/02 twin
Codon RR

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Bathsheba is a medium size ewe with great stature. She holds her head
quite high with a slightly noble air. She has had twined every breeding season. Her fleece has a wonderful luster, and was Grand Champion Colored Fleece winner at theARBA Rhinebeck 2008 Regional!
For a full list of fleece awards, see list in Breeding Mission.

Isabella

ARBA#126794BB
DOB: 4/14/05
Codon: QR

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Isabella is an AI ewe out of Bathseba and Blake.  Absolutely superb genetics.  She is definitely a double recessive colored ewe.  She has the tell tale white tear drops.  Her fleece is huge with great luster and very well-defined crimp.

Ivy

ARBA#126794BB
DOB: 4/14/05

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Ivy is an AI ewe out of our breeding with Blake (see photo in ram section). She has produced gorgeous black twin lambs twice in a row out of our ram Noir. Talk about an easy lamber - she had her twins in between lambing checks out on pasture and was nursing them we arrived! She has that Blake carriage and body type - great length of loin and flat top line. And her fleece is fine and a joy to spin. Ivy's dam Ebony was a triplet! Ivy is heavily black factored.

Indigo

ARBA# 126797BB
DOB 4/14/05
Codon RR



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Indigo is an AI ewe. Her sire is Blake (see photo in ram section) and his breeding shows through in her fleece and conformation. She is out of Dakota, our most prolific ewe. Indigo's fleece is very lustrous with a pronounced crimp. She is heavily black factored. She has twinned in her first two lambings. Her fleece won 2nd place colored at the ARBA District 1
Regional 2006.

Iris

ARBA#126798BB
DOB: 4/12/06
Codon QR

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An AI ewe sired by Blake. She is a large ewe with exceptionally fine fleece. Her fleece won 2nd place long black at Rhinebeck 2006!

Isadora
ARBA#127587BW
DOB 6/6/05
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Codon QR
Isadora has turned into a magnificent ewe. Although Saddleback lineage is becoming more distant in her pedigree it is visible in her body type. Her fleece is spectacular - very soft and lustrous. And she has the ultimate Romney temperament - so very very mellow and friendly.

Jeannie

ARBA#128936BB
DOB: 4/12/06
Codon QR

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Jeannie is out of Bathsheba and Zorro, a winning combination. Her fleece is similar to Bathsheba's

Joy

ARBA# 128937BW
DOB 4/12/06
Codon QR

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Joy is out of Bathsheba and Zorro, a winning combination. Her fleece elicited oohs and aahs when unrolled at the 2008 NH Festival competition! Her fleece is a white version of Bathsheba's.

Karma

 

ARBA#130735BW
DOB: 5/20/07


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This photo shows Karma the day before shearing. The way she carries her head gives her a certain regal air. Her fleece is iniform and extraodinarily soft. She is an AI ewe out of a Twin Farms New Zealand triplet ram. Her spectacular retired dam Daphne has two Saddleback granddams. Saddleback (owned by Barbara and Dick Ketchum) was one of the premier Romney farms. She has perfect black points and an open face.

Kitty
ARBA# 130546BB
DOB 5/17/07



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Kitty is an AI ewe ot of our prolific Dakota (Codon RR)and a colored ram who has Morris Culver's renowned ram Black Knight in his peidigree several times. Kitty is a large showy ewe with an enormous soft dark wool clip. Her first lambing produced colored twins.