DarkHorse Mercury Rising
Mercury is a 2016 PDSS and UHHSA registered ram.
He is a big ram with an exceptionally calm demeanor and is "Gold Class" certified, scoring 112-7/8" in the fall of 2021. Mercury has produced many very nice crops of lambs with a wide variety of color. We couldn't be happier with the overall performance of his sons and daughters.
DarkHorse Slainte Mhath
"Chewy" is a 2020 PDSS and UHHSA registered ram. He's a son of Blackwood's Patron and comes from a long line of trophy rams, top and bottom. Chewy was "Gold Class" certified at just over 2 years of age and last scored 109-7/8" on his 3rd birthday.
Typhon is a 2021 PDSS and THSoA registered son of Mercury Rising. He is a 4-horned (fused left) ram with very nice conformation and color. It is challenging to get a multi-horned to gold with fewer than four sets of measurements, but we believe this ram can do it.
He was last scored at 100-2/8" at 18-months of age.
Diamond Ridge Phoenix
Phoenix is a 2022 PDSS registered elf-eared ram out of excellent genetic lines. He is a promising youngster that we have tested on a small group for spring 2023 lambs.
(Pictured here at 11-months)
Past Years' Breeders
Alvizo Ranch Puck
Puck is a 2018 PDSS and UHHSA registered ram. He is an elf-eared, tri-colored ram from an impressive line of trophy rams. Puck has beautiful conformation and we really love his bold colors. He covered a small group of maiden and elf-eared ewes for the 2021 Spring season and gave us some very nice lambs.
CHEY White Lightning
"Moonshine" is a 2015 PDSS, THSoA and UHHSA registered multi-horned ram. He is a large bodied ram with a quiet temperament. Moonshine is a certified "Gold Class" ram scoring just over 142" (with 4 broken tips) on his 4th birthday in 2019.
Patron is a 2015 PDSS and UHHSA registered ram. He is a massive bodied, minimal tri-colored, gold class ram from a long line of trophy rams. Patron is about as docile and laid back as they come. He has produced some outstanding rams for us and though he only gave us two ewe lambs, they remain among our top favorites.
Strain's Desert Draco
Draco is a 2015 PDSS, THSoA and UHHSA registered multi-horned ram. He is a large, calm and passive ram with good color and horns and excellent conformation. He produced some exceptionally flashy 4 and 5 horned lambs for us, over two years.
Vane is a 2018 PDSS and UHHSA Registered ram. He was out of our favorite (and subsequently deceased) ewe; so we decided to use him on a select group of maiden ewes for the 2019 spring season, to keep those genetics alive. He did not disappoint, producing 80% ewes and 80% color. Pictured here at 1-year.
Maverick is a 2014 PDSS and UHHSA registered ram who produced many outstanding lambs for us, over a 3 year period. Maverick passed lots of color and massive size on to his offspring with 96% color overall.