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The Sheep
 
We started with a small commercial flock of Katahdin and Katahdin cross ewes, one Katahdin ram and one Dorper ram as a means to keep our twenty acres from being a fire hazard in the summer. 
 
I had so much fun with the commercial flock, that I decided to branch into an all-purpose breed that might actually pay for itself in the long run.  After extensive research, I decided on Finnsheep, or Finnish Landrace as they are known in the country they came from.  Finns are a lovely, multi-purpose breed that has a beautiful, fine, lustrous fleece; excellent milking capabilities; excellent mothering abilities; sweet, non-gamey meat; and they produce litters (3 to 6) of lambs when they are mature!  They are very docile and tame with very little handling. 
 
Finns
We currently have one of the largest selection of Finnsheep for sale in California!  We have adult stock for sale year round, and lambs available seasonally.  Contact us any time  if you are interested in mature or proven stock.
 
 
 
 










We are trying to down size.  I let things get a little out of hand, and we had 79 ewes this year.  We moved the sheep into a converted greenhouse, and built more lambing jugs, but I need to get things back under control!  We are having a sheep fire sale!  I will be updating the website with lambs, and most of the ewes and rams are for sale.

We still have several yearlings to lamb in the next month. 
 Contact us if you want to reserve a special lamb before it's born, or request a specific pairing for next year. 
 
 
 The 2020 lambing season is well under way!  We already have 59 lambs as of February 25, 2017!  Scroll down to the ewes to see who has had what!
 
Finn Rams
 
 
 
Breeze
3L-10-119
 
 
Sire:  3L-9-70 Zypher
 
Dam:  Wee Croft 3014 AI Dolly
 
 
Brown, Triplet.  He is a gorgeous, big ram, with a gorgeous fleece.
 
Breeze died this summer while off at a friend's grazing down pasture.  But he has left an amazing legacy behind, in beautiful, sweet lambs with docile personalities and gorgeous fleeces. 
 
Now deceased, but was a great herd sire.
 
 
 
                                Remington
                   3L 10-006
 
Sire: Wee Croft The Chocolate Man
 
 Dam:  3L 8-11 (QD GR)
 
Black, Triplet.  Beautiful crimpy fleece.   Big boy.  He is my biggest ram. 

Now deceased, but was a great herd sire.                                                                                                                       
 
 
                                                                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                      Rivet                                               
                     ED210
 
Sire:  "ED Rammie" FF0045
 
Dam:  "ED Rosie" WC0149
 
White, triplet
 
Appears to be homozygous for white.  Hasn't produced anything but white, even bred to colored ewes.

Now deceased, but was a great herd sire.
 
 
 
                       Dakota
                        ED202
 
Sire:  Washington 3L-736
 
Dam:  Sepia ED#102
 
Brown, triplet
 
Medium brown fleece with lots of crimp and small amount of silvery grey throughout it. 
 
Dakota died this summer while at a friend's grazing down grass.  He also left behind a lot of beautiful lambs with soft, crimpy fleeces.  

Now deceased, but was a great herd sire

 
 
 
Mousse
Medley 11-003
 
Sire:  Remington
 
Dam:  Truffle
 
Brown, Quadruplet  
 
He has a deep beautiful rich fleece with lots of crimp.  His fleece was my shearer's favorite of all the rams last year.  This one is a pet.  Not for sale.  He is just too sweet and gentle, and has a delightful crimpy fleece with very little greying or silvering in it.
 
 
 
 
Argos
Medley 12-017
 
Sire:  Graham, 3L 9-61, Brown
 
Dam:  Maera, 3L-222, white
 
Black, twin.
 
Almost entirely black, and holding his true black color, no fading.  He carries a brown gene and a pied gene from his grandsire, Eino, who came from semen from Finland.  This ram breeds true black fleeces into his lambs.  Many of his lambs never grey out.  Not for sale.
 
Dango
Medley 12-018
 
Sire:  Deacon, 3L 9-85, black triplet
 
Dam:  Mochi, 3L 11-295, black triplet
 
Fading black single from a yearling that was bred, then shipped.  He carries a spotting gene and a brown gene.  He is the color of steel wool (no pun intended)!
Sold
 
Pikku
Medley 12-019
 
Sire:  Mr. Spot, black Piebald triplet
 
Dam:  Smokey, grey quadruplet.
 
Grey piebald, twin, photographed at age 2.
 
His spots have completely faded before one year of age, he looks silver now.  His fleece was my shearer's favorite year year before last.

Pikku caught a nasty pneumonia two years ago and despite multiple rounds of antibiotics, he succumbed to it a few months later.  He was my first grey and first pied sire and had the most fine fleece of all my rams.  
Now deceased, but was a great herd sire

 
               Paikka
         Medley 13-030
 
Sire:  Pikku, grey and white pied twin
 
Dam:  Godiva, fawn twin
 
Grey pied, twin, photo at age 14mos.
 
I made the mistake of selling his mother before I realized how wonderful her fleece was.  He has the same tight, crimpy, high luster fleece, so I kept him.

For Sale $300  Paikka's fleece turned out at least as nice, if not better than his sire's (Pikku).  His mother, Godiva was purchased by a hand spinner who just loves it's buttery brown color and super high crimp.  His fleece is just like that as well.
 

I need to update to show the newer, amazing rams we have now!  Stay tuned!
 
Finn Ewes
(The girls listed from oldest to youngest, so many of the first listed ewes are gone now.  Keep scrolling down.)
 
 
"Truffle"
3L-8-66
 
Sire:  Wee Croft The Chocolate Man
 
Dam:  Witt 3-97
 
Fading Black, Quadruplet.
 
Lambing record is 2-3-4-1-3-1+2-2.
 
 
Died
                                                             
 

 
Charon
3L-10-058
 
 
Sire:  3L 9-68 Acheron (TW WH)
 
Dam:  3L 8-69(QD WH)
 
Homozygous White,Triplet
 
Lambing record: 2-2-4-3-5-3.
Died.  

 
 
 
                    Calypso
                3L-10-078
 
Sire:  3L 9-50 Atlas (QT WH)
 
Dam:  3L 9-08 (TW WH)
 
Black, Triplet.

 Lambing record is 0/1-4-2-2+3-2-1-2. 
Sold 


 
 
 
Medley 11-007 Sonar
 
 
Sire:  3L 10-119 Breeze(BR TR)
 
Dam:  3L 10-055 Godiva (FA TW)
 
 
Brown single.
 
Lambing record: 2-1-4-2-1-3-4. 

Sold



 
 
                                                                                                                       Smokey
                  WC 3023
 
Sire:  Zachary
 
Dam:  Brennah
 
Gray, Quad
 
Lambing record:  2-2-3-3-3-2-2-1+1-1-2
 
I'm really excited about this girl:  great size, amazing silvery fleece, and she carries genes for spots and brown.  And she's a complete outcross.  Her genetic potential in my flock is unlimited! Smokey died of old age.  She gave me twins the year she died at 14.
 

 
 
 
 
                  Bambi
              3L-5-44
 
Sire:  Bjorn
 
Dam:  3L-1-16
 
Black(fading), triplet
 
Lambing record:  2-4-2-2-3-2-1-5-3.
  Bambi died of old age this year.  She was 14, had lambs until her 13th year, and quintuplets at twelve!
 
 
 
                   Maera
                 3L 11-222
 
Sire:  Atlas (Wh)
 
Dam:  3L-9-67
 
White, quad, heterozygous for white.  So far has only produced white or black lambs.
 

Lambing record: 2-3-3-4-4-4-4-2-4. 
 
 Bred to Captain Hook. Lambed 4-13-20:  quadruplets.  A black ewe and a badger ewe were lost due to malpositioning in the birthing process.  white ewe is being retained.  A grey ram is for sale.
 
 
 
                                                                                        Mochi
11-295
                
 
Sire:  Graybeard (B/W Pied)
 
Dam:  WC 3023 (Smokey) (Gr)
 
Black, triplet
carries spotting gene
 
Lambing record: 1-2-2+2-0-2.
Sold

 
 
Eclaire
12-003
 
Sire:  Breeze (Br/Triplet)
 
Dam:  Truffle (Br/Quad)
 
Fading brown, single.
 
Lambing record:  0-5-3-5-3.
 
Very large, well put together girl. Her mother has a great lambing record, I'm not worried that she's a single. And she's proven me right!  Thirteen lambs in three years!
 
 Died

 
Zydeco
12-007
 
Sire:  Remington (BL/Triplet)
 
Dam:  Calypso (Bl/Quad)
 
Brown quadruplet, carries pied gene.
 
Lambing record: 1-2-2-3-3.
 
 Bred to Captain Hook .  Lambed a single badger faced ewe on 3-20-2020. 
 
 
Tuuli
12-009
 
Sire:  Breeze (Br/Triplet)
 
Dam:  Ensi (Wh/Quintuplet)
 
Brown triplet, carries pied gene.
 
Lambing record: 2-3-2-5-3-2-4.
 
 
 Retired due to mastitis.
 
                            Gogo
12-026
 
Sire:  Stryker, 3L 9-88, (Bl/Twin)
 
Dam:  Titania, 3L 11-273 (Bl,Triplet)
 
Black twin, carries a brown gene.
 
Lambing record:  1-3-3-3-1.
 
 
Sold


 
 
13-027 Carmelita
 
Sire:  Dakota (Br/triplet)
 
Dam:  Cupcake (Fading black/Quad)
 
Brown ewe, twin

Lambing record:  1-2-1.
 
 SOLD
 

 
 
Not pictured:
 

14-031  Edna

Sire:  Dango

Dam:  Tuuli

Black Pied Triplet

Lambing record:  1-2

Bred to Argos.  Lambed twins 2-16-2020.  one black ram and one black pied ram.




14-115 Mindy

Sire:    Boulder Ridge 117 Xenophon (white ram)

Dam:  KSB 409 Peaches (white ewe)
 
Mindy is a white triplet ewe that I traded stock with someone for to open up genetic diversity.  

Bred to Argos.  Lambed on 3-13-2020 with all white quads.  Three rams and a ewe.

14-116 Mandy

Sire:  Boulder Ridge 117 Xenophon (white ram)

Dam:  KSB 409 Peaches (white ewe)

White triplet, Mindy's sister.

Bred to Captain Hook.  Lambed with quads on 3-20-2020.  All ewes and all white.


15-016

Sire:  Paikka

Dam:  Eclaire

Fawn pied triplet

Lambing record:  1-4-2-3-4

Bred to Captain Hook. Lambed 3-14-202 with quads.   A grey pied ram, a badger faced ram and two badger faced ewes.





15-010 Jazz

Sire:  Argos

Dam:  Zydeco

Brown twin

Lambing record:  1-0-1-2-2.

Bred to Captain Hook.  Lambed on 3-20-2020 with twins. A grey pied ewe and a pied badger ram.




 14-058  Sulka

Sire:  Dakota

Dam:  Sonar

Brown, quadruplet



Bred to  Captain Hook.  Lambed twin brown ewes on 3-12-2020.

15-022

Sire:  Dakota

Dam: Sonar

Brown,

Bred to  Captain Hook.  Lambed a single grey pied ewe with an adorable speckled face on 3-16-2020.    













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