FINNSHEEP

Here at Olde Haven Farm we raise Finnsheep. We have fallen in love with this breed and absolutely adore our flock.   We do have a few Finnsheep crosses too.  We are registered with the Finnsheep Breeders Association.  


Finnsheep Characteristics:

Wool:
Most of the Finnsheep in the USA are pure white. They are also increasingly available in solid black and black/white piebald (spotted) and somewhat less commonly found in grey, brown and fawn. Finnsheep wool has unmistakable luster and softness in all shades of color. While the fleece is lightweight (5-6 lb.) it is highly praised by hand spinners as it blends easily with other fibers, has a long staple (3-6″), and a wool spinning count in the 50′s (24 to 31 microns). 

Meat:
The Finnsheep is not a big sheep but it produces a lean, succulent meat with a light, delicate flavor. The meat is sought after by many a gastronome. Due to this breed's year-round lambing ability, Finn lamb is perfect for any holiday celebration.

Multiple lambs:
Renowned as prolific breeders producing multiple births, the Finnsheep regulary has triplets and quadruplets. Our history records show several litters of octuplets and septuplets. It is not uncommon for ewe lambs, twelve months of age, to have twins and triplets. Finnsheep are excellent mothers with plentiful milk for the large litters.

Early maturity:
Unlike many other breeds, the Finnsheep matures very early. Rams mature at four to eight months and ewes are bred to lamb by 12 months of age.

Adaptability:
The breed as a whole has a friendly dispostion. The Finnsheep tends to have greater tolerance to heat and cold than most domestic breeds. They exhibit greater foraging ability, enjoying leaves and brush as much as cultivated pasture.




Our Purebred Registered Breeding Stock:

(None of these are for sale)


Ewes:

Our pros:

"Abigail", FBA Registration Number 28115, White.  Born Mar 10, 2016.  Abigail was bred to Andre for 2019's lambing.

"Addison", FBA Registration Number 29124, White.  Born Apr 11, 2017.  Addison was bred to Asher for 2019's lambing.

"Chloe", FBA Registration Number 28116, Black HST.  Born Mar 12, 2016.  Chloe was bred to Abraham for 2019's lambing.

"Citrine", FBA Registration Numer 27056, White.  Born Apr 21, 2014.  Has had quadruplets in lambing.  Citrine was bred to Abraham for 2019's lambing.

"Gabby", FBA Registration Number 29125, Black.  Born Apr 7, 2017.   Gabby was bred to Asher for 2019's lambing.

"Leah", FBA Registration Number 27190, White.  Born May 24, 2014.  Has had triplets every lambing.  Excellent mother.  Leah was bred to Abraham for 2019's lambing.

"Rachel". FBA Registration Number 27188, White.  Born May 22, 2014.  Rachel was bred to Abraham for 2019's lambing.

"Raindrop", FBA Registration Number 29141, Black.  Born Apr 6, 2017.  Raindrop was bred to Abraham for 2019's lambing.

"Zeva", FBA Registration Number 28305, White.  Born Apr 6, 2016.  Zeva was bred to Asher for 2019's lambing.


Note: Some names were changed after their original registration, so if you are looking up their pedigree on FBA, then make sure you go by their FBA Registration Number.  


First year's:

"Bethany", FBA Registration Number 29609, White.  Born Mar 28, 2018.  Dam: Gabby, Sire: Andre.  Bethany was bred to Evelyn's Boy for 2019's lambing.

"Eleven", FBA Registration Number , White.  Born Apr 16, 2018.  Dam: Jasmine (Stillmeadow), Sire: Strauss (Stillmeadow).  ​Eleven was bred to Evelyn's Boy for 2019's lambing.

"Emily", FBA Registration Number 29431, Brown HST.  Born Feb 25, 2018. Dam: Chloe, Sire: Abraham.  Emily was bred to Prince Humperdinck for 2019's lambing.

"Lorelai", FBA Registration Number 29432, Brown.  Born Feb 25, 2018.  Dam: Chloe, Sire: Abraham.  Lorelai was bred to Prince Humperdinck for 2019's lambing.

"McKinley", FBA Registration Number 29900, Black Badger.  Born Apr 13, 2018.  Dam: Mystery (Stillmeadow), Sire: Hi Ho Silver (Stillmeadow).  McKinley was bred to Prince Humperdinck for 2019's lambing.

"Morgan", FBA Registration Number 29610, White.  Born Mar 29, 2018.  Dam: Rachel, Sire: Andre.  Morgan was bred to Prince Humperdinck for 2019's lambing.

"Reagan", FBA Registration Number 29899, Brown Piebald.  Born Apr 18, 2018.  Dam: Dahlia (Stillmeadow), Sire: Cinco De Mayo (Stillmeadow).  Reagan was bred to Prince Humperdinck for 2019's lambing.

"Rory", FBA Registration Number 29433, Brown. Born Feb 25, 2018.   Dam: Chloe, Sire: Abraham.  Rory was bred to Prince Humperdinck for 2019's lambing.

"Tawney", FBA Registration Number 29430, Black.  Born Feb 2, 2018.  Dam: Zeva , Sire: Asher.  Tawney was bred to Prince Humperdinck for 2019's lambing.



We also have some unregistered but purebred ewes in our flock as well as some Finnsheep Crosses.  


Rams:

"Abraham", FBA Registration Number 28278, Brown.  Born Apr 3, 2016.  Abraham is a gorgeous full brown ram with a tall frame.  He really is absolutely beautiful to look at!

"Andre", FBA Registration Number 29434, White.  Born Dec 24, 2016.  Andre has a very stocky broad shoulder build...he's our gentle beast!  

"Asher", FBA Registration Number 27602, Grey Badgerface.  Born Mar 5, 2015.  Asher is super friendly and calm and everyone always raves about his beautiful fleece.

If you are interested in purchasing a lamb from us, contact us to reserve one with a non-refundable deposit, or contact us to see what we have available now.

TAMWORTH PIGS

We also raise Tamworth and Tamworth Crosses pigs.  We do NOT register our Tamworth breeding stock but are very proud of the pigs we produce.  Contact us if you are interested in a piglet from us.