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We started with sheep in 2015. After trying a few different breeds, we settled on Finnsheep. We chose Finnsheep because we were looking for a breed with excellent wool, prolific breeders, a smaller breed, and an easy keeper.
Finnsheep wool comes in a variety of colors from solids, white, brown, black, gray and fawn, to piebald which is spotted and badger which is its own pattern. Finnsheep wool has long staple 3"-6" and is praised by hand spinners.
This breed is known to be prolific breeders. Most ewes produce twins up to quads within a single pregnancy. They have been known to have as many as 7 or 8, but that is rare.
Finnsheep are one of the smaller breeds of sheep. Rams mature at 170-240 lbs, while ewes mature weight is 130-180 lbs.
A wonderful characteristic of Finnsheep is they are easy keepers and friendly. Because of their docile nature and smaller size, they are easier to handle. They do not have horns which can get caught on things and their tails are naturally docked. Finnsheep are friendly and regularly enjoy a scratch on the back or under the chin.