Woodland Creek Orvieto was born in 2013. As you can see from the photo he carries a great deal of white marking (EWS), including white horns with black striping. He is the one 100% British (RSBT) ram on the place. As a RSBT he is smaller than the other rams, weighing roughly 45 pounds. In his one breeding season he has done a fine job, producing some white marked lambs, including one EWS ewe lamb.
Blue Mountain Express is the oldest ram, born in 2008. He is the Self Light (SCLP) coloration. This is the combination of the two recessive color types – Light Wild & Self Black – and is thus, the rarest. You can see there are no light markings on him. He sired six Self-Light lambs in 2015.
Smoky Buttes Taurus was born on the ranch in 2012. Taurus represents an interesting combination of colors. He is marked Dark wild, but has a lot of black pigment throughout, giving him what I refer to as a Black Wild look. His dam (Anasazi) was Self Black and his sire (Laramie) was Light Wild with a white blaze on his face. He is the largest ram on the ranch, a nice calm Alpha ram. He has sired lambs of virtually every color possibility, including Self Light.
Smoky Buttes Walnut was the second ram lamb born on the ranch, in 2011. He is a son of the patriarch; Montana and daughter of Cedar Brook Nisqually. He is Self Black with recessive Light Phase in his makeup. He has the best horns on the place. He hasn’t fit into the breeding plans thus far but, I plan to use him on some black ewes in the Fall of 2015.
Woodland Creek Ish, ’11 is the Light Wild ram for the ranch. He is a short, compact ram that has sired some of our biggest market lambs. He is recessive for the self coloration pattern and has produced an SCLP lamb.
Teed’s Montana ’05 was the foundation ram in the original group of Soays that arrived on the ranch in the fall of 2010. He was a Light Wild ram that carried a great deal of black pigment, including a black mane. He was the primary breeder for the first three years on the ranch and produced many wonderful lambs. He was a calm, gentle alpha ram; one of the things that made the initial venture into Soays so enjoyable. He passed February 2013.