The ICON prefix differentiates the terminal sires from the maternal sires within the Chrome studs, but also signifies the place which Chrome see the breeds - icons of the prime lamb industry. Both Icon Poll Dorset and Icon Southie breeds are the subject of stringent visual appraisal and selection, in conjunction with Lambplan performance recorded breeding figures to ensure a quality animal.
Less 'leg' than traditional terminal sires
Extra hindquarter and loin muscling
Rapid early growth
Easy finishing ability
Long thick bodies with clean faces
Easy lambing sires
More fat cover
As more producers build their maternal ewe numbers to somewhere near where they want them to be, demand for Chrome Sheep Studs terminal sire lines have been on the increase.