We want your Photos!

A primary goal for the creation of this website was to create a repository for as many pictures of registered Icelandic Sheep as we can get our hands on. With those photos, and the pedigree information from the CLRC we are able to create and present detailed photographic pedigrees for more and more of the animals in our database.

As you can see, when there exists a complete photographic pedigree, you can instantly see the 2 parents, 4 grandparents and 8 grandparents, which can be invaluable when trying to see what colors/patterns your upcoming crop of lambs may inherit.

How you can help

The system currently has photos for over 1,200 animals, or just about 8% of the population - we need more, but we can't do it without your help.

Do you have photographs of any icelandic sheep that you could share with us? If you would like to see your photos showcased on our website, the easiest way to do that is to create an account if you don't already have one (its free and easy to do) and then upload them yourself with just a few clicks of the mouse.

Once you have an account, using the Animal Search Page locate the animal that you have a picture of and then simply use the 'Upload Photo' bottom on the lower left of that page and submit your photo - it will appear instantly. You can upload images of any animals, not just your own, and you can even upload more than one photo per animal.

We've tried hard to make it as easy as possible - so what are you waiting for? If you have questions or problems, please Contact Us for assistance.

Alternate methods for submitting photos

If for whatever reason, you cannot create an account, or unable to upload them yourself, we would still like to use your photos. We can accept photos via email (send them to 'icelandicsheep@ejbrennan.com') as a jpg attachment. You can attach multiple pictures to each mail as long as they are not to large.

It is very important that you clearly identify each image/file with the CLRC Animal ID so that we can correctly attach your photos to the correct animal. The easiest way to do that is to use the clrc id number as the file name, so for example, to send us a file for the animal 1234567, your file name should be 1234567.jpg. If we have to spend a lot of time trying to figure out what picture goes with what animal, it is likely the whole process will slow down considerably - and will be prone to errors.

If you can't upload the pictures, and you can't email them to us, we still would like to help. If for example you have a great set of photos, but they only exist on actual printed photographs, depending on the animals and the quantity, we may be able to arrange for you to have them sent to us, scanned in, and then returned to you as quickly as possible. We can't offer this service to everyone, but we would especially like to find obtain pictures of 'important' animals, and for those we would be willing to do this extra work at no charge.

An 'important' animal would be a ram, or ewe, that was a prolific breeder, or shows up in the family tree of a lot of other animals, i.e. if we had the picture it would likely to be seen and used by a lot of other people. If you beleive you have such photos, please Contact Us so we can discuss this with you.

  • Make sure have have permission to use photos you submit.
  • Each file should have either a '.jpg' or .jpeg' extension.
  • The image should be at least 200px by 200px in size. Smaller than that and it may be blurry when it gets resized.
  • If you are uploading, or sending files via email, please make sure the file is not much bigger than about 2MB per file. A lot of email systems will have problem sending and receiving large files.
  • Keep in mind that we reserve the right to crop/color correct or otherwise edit photos to improve their appearance.
  • Inappropriate or poor quality photos will be deleted.
  • When you submit a photo, you are granting us permission to use the photo on our site and any related services indefintely.