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Finnsheep, or Finnish Landrace, are a breed of sheep native to Finland and first
introduced into the United States in 1968. Related to other short-tailed
Scandinavian sheep, Finns are highly prized for their prolificacy, often having three
or more lambs every six to seven months. Known for their mothering ability and ample
milk supply, Finn ewes can often raise four to five lambs to weaning age. Ewes and
rams are aggressive breeders and mature as early as four to eight months of age.
These good natured sheep produce a soft, lustrous fleece which is used by handspinners and felters to produce wonderful,
warm, wool garments and accessories.