Finnsheep

Finnsheep are a primitive breed of sheep first imported to North America in 1966.  They have a beautiful fleece the averages 24-31 microns and is popular with handspinners because it blends well with other fibers and has a long staple length.  As with other primitive breeds, Finns are good foragers and adapt well to both cold and warm temperatures.  They mature early and ewes can be bred to lamb as yearlings, rams are ready to breed as early as 4 months of age.  They are also known for having multiple births, with triplets common and some having 4, 5 or even 6 lambs at one time.  Ewes mature to 130-180 lbs and Rams mature to 170-240 lbs.