Over the years at Windswept Farms we have prided ourselves on outstanding flock sires. Each ram has made his own special contribution to our flock, with improvements in horns, conformation, fleeces, colors, patterns and tails.
In the fall of 2010 we are using the following four flock sires:
Windswept Great White Shark (AI) is a large-boned, single-coated white ram with large spiraling horns. Shark consistently produces outstanding white lambs. Shark was Reserve Champion Shetland Ram at the Michigan Fiber Festival in 2006. His fleece has been Champion Shetland Fleece at AAJS, Michgian Fiber Festival, and NAILE multiple times. His fleece has been Reserve Champion Best of Show at Michigan Fiber Festival and Reserve Champion Purebred Ram's Fleece at NAILE.
Windswept Titanium is a large-boned, long bodied ram with outstanding conformation, fleece, horns, and tail. Titanium has a long, soft, silky white fleece. He is a mioget and white yuglet flecket and has been passing his outstanding conformation and spots on to his offspring. We were extremely pleased with Titanium's first lamb crop in the spring of 2010- he produced a high number of show quality lambs. As a ram lamb, Titanium was Grand Champion Shetland Ram at the 2008 All-American Junior Show and the 2008 NAILE Junior Shetland Show. As a yearling, Titanium was Grand Champion Shetland Ram at the 2009 Michigan Fiber Festival and the 2009 NAILE Open Shetland Show.
Red Ram Billy Joel has been producing outstanding lambs at Windswept Farms for the past five years. He is a mioget smirslet ram and passes both modified color genetics and spotting genetics on to his offspring. Billy is a large, long, stocky ram with thick spiraling horns and a long, wavy, soft fleece.
Billy was First Place Adult Ram for All Breeds at the Allegan County 4H Sheep Show in both 2006 and 2007. His ram lambs and his ewe lambs have proven themselves in the show ring as class winners, Champions and Reserve Champions.
Lost Lake Farm Aragon is the newest addition to Windswept Farms. Aragon is a 2009 fall ram lamb. He has an extremely soft and silky long fleece, with a beautiful blue-gray emsket color. He has beautiful wideswept horns and a perfect tail. His conformation is excellent. Aragon was Grand Champion Shetland Ram at the 2010 NAILE Open Shetland Show. We have bred Aragon with many outstanding Windswept ewes this fall, and are anxiously awaiting his 2011 lamb crop.