Welcome to our farm! We have raised Finnsheep since 1982 when we brought home our first 3 finns, one ram and 2 ewes. The first year as yearlings the ewes had a set of twins and quads and we were hooked! We are now one of the largest breeders of Finnsheep in the US with over 140 registered adult finnsheep on the property including 41 QR and 8 RR animals. We raise all colors including brown, black, gray, white, badger and pied (brown, black and gray). We breed for productivity, size, milking ability, good mothering and docile rams. We have enough different bloodlines to provide unrelated animals for your flock. We are happy to offer suggestions.
This year we had our first ever set of 8 lambs from one ewe. We have had several sets of 7 but never expected that this ewe was carrying 8. All babies are alive and well. Dam is Queen, 13-259, and Sire is Robin QR. Last year Queen had sextuplets. Her bloodline is consistently productive - Grandma is 11-281 who is a septuplet who had Quads this year at age 8. Lambs could be QR.
There are many ways to see what lambs we are expecting or have for sale. You can look at Ewe Page, where the ram the ewe is bred to is listed under her name. You can click on the ram on the ram page which will take you to a list of who he is bred to. Our Breeding page and Sale page will also list the crosses.
We have added the R gene for scrapies resistance to many of our bloodlines, and will have RR and QR animals available. We are EXPORT CERTIFIED in the Federal Scrapies program and can ship outside of the US.
The price listed is picked up at our farm. We can deliver, or arrange flights for your animals. We do not sell animals via this website. If you find an animal you like please contact us.
Hughes Ewes is the name of our Etsy store. We sell raw, washed and carded wool as well as Baby Photo Props - felted sheepskins, felted blankets and basket fluff. You can check out our store from this website.
Triple L Finnsheep
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We expect our rams to be tall, have long bodies with a great fleeces and be out of ewe lines with a proven history of high productivity. You will see an occasional single or twin in our line up (usually out of a yearling ewe in an animal with the R gene) but most of them are triplets or higher. We do not have an aggressive ram on the property - in fact most of them come up for attention when we are in the pen.
We have been breeding our sheep with one goal in mind - to raise animals who produce well, have great mothering ability, nice fleeces and are easy to work with. Our image of a great ewe has a good long frame, straight legs, large udder and the body capacity to carry large litters of lambs. We have found that these ewes can cross well with any breed. We expect our animals to be respectful, although most of them are like large dogs and follow us everywhere. Our ewe are expected to be good mothers, lamb by themselves and produce a good supply of milk.