The Finnsheep is often used in crossbreeding programs to increase lambing percentage
Finnsheep is an original Finnish landrace and genetically nearer to the wild sheep than most of the domestic European sheep breeds. Finland has the widest genetic Finnsheep population and the breed has a high incidence of multiple births. The lambs mature early and can be mated at six months of age. Even though the lambs are widely known for their fertility, for us it is the wool that makes them special.
Finnsheep lamb’s wool is very appropriate for products which will be in direct contact with the skin, like knitted garments, soft blankets, shawls and children’s clothing. Yarn from lamb’s wool can be used for baby’s garments. Yarn spun from adult Finnsheep wool is more suitable for interior decorations, garment fabrics and knitted products.
The lambs at our own farm are called Susi, Bambi, Paali-Onni, Mä and Pikku-Karhu.