The Sheep

The Sheep

The Sheep

“Northern Europe is the native region of a special race of sheep that is still alive in Finland, practically unmixed, a pure product of natural selection. The wool of this sheep has preserved a distinctive touch of the wildness.”

 

Finnsheep is a Finnish landrace by its origin and Finland still has the most extensive genetic Finnsheep population in the world. We find it interesting that Finnsheep are closer to the original wild sheep than most sheep races of today.

Finnsheep are known to have wool that is very soft, light in weight and dense. These sheep have an exceptionally wide color spectrum: white, brown and black wool can be mixed, making seven great natural colors for our Myssys.

We got eight sheep of our own: Susi, Onni, Bambi, Mä, Pikkukarhu and the small lambs Tupsu, Ammuu and Belle. We work in close cooperation with the organic sheep farm Rintala of Yläne, Pöytyä. The sheep are sheared twice a year and are in very good care.  You can follow the life of the Myssy sheep in social media @rintalantila or personally visit the farm on their open-doors day. 

 

NO SHEEP OR GRANNIES WERE HARMED DURING THE PRODUCTION.