Stillmeadow Finnsheep Ewes
Our ewe flock represents a consistant effort to select highly maternal dams from the wide genetics we have introduced since 1994. The need for repeated downsizing has enhanced our flock since only the top ewes have been retained. We currently manage the flock for annual lambing in April and field turnout in May which allows lambs to achieve their growth from lush pasture grasses. By supporting the ewes nutritionally we are rewarded with dams who have ample milk to feed litters of four.
In addition to the high productivity from our sixteen Finn ewes, we immensely enjoy their temperaments. As lambs they socialize easily and become extremely friendly and easy to handle. By working toward specific goals we have also been able to improve wool quality and introduce a full rainbow of natural colors.
It is my good fortune to share this tranquil hilltop with these lovely creatures .
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GINGER EARS-Stillmeadow 607,tr.4/26/06
Sire-Stillmeadow 421F, TRUE
Dam-Stillmeadow 537, HEATHER BABY
Yet another terrific dam from my best white bloodline who has supplied ram progeny throughout the US & Canada.
Her lambing average exceeds 300%. FBA23224
Quads again in 2014, suckling all - Good Job !
***2015 - Ginger Ears is now retired from breeding after having another set of beautiful triplets. Watch for her daughter BLUMCHEN as a future breeder!
MINT - Stillmeadow 617, triplet, 5/01/06
Sire- Stillmeadow 421F, TRUE
Dam- Stillmeadow 6, HEATHER
Daughter of my first generation white ewe born in her 11th year, Mint has proven herself many times over with lambings of 2,3,3,3,3,4,4,4. She is maternally perfect & has the highest quality fleece.
***2015 - Mint has gone on to another flock now, but her grandson LIGHTNING will add quality to our Sire group for 2016 lambs. A handsome stud.
PEARL- Stillmeadow 741,qd,4/16/10
black badgerface (grey fleece)
Dam- Stillmeadow 661, LILAH ROSE
With true badgerfaced markings and silky fleece from her sire, Pearl is a
great asset to my ewe line. Here she is with her twins born in her 12th month.
Since then she has given two sets of triplets,quads, and is a very capable dam. FBA24914 QR at codon 171
CINNABON - Stillmeadow747,qd brown,4/20/10
Sire- Eldorado 117,CHANCE, twin brown
Dam -Stillmeadow651,SWEET CHOCOLATE,trip.
Our rare brown ewe is pictured with her first
litter at 12 months age which were sired by Stillmeadow brown quadruplet Flash.
She begins a new chapter at our farm with this
beautiful medium brown color. A capable dam.
In 2012 she gave another triplet litter followed by quintuplets in 2013 & sextuplets in 2014.
DAHLIA- Stillmeadow 787, qd brown,4/30/11
Sire- Stillmeadow 761, FLASH, quad brown
Dam- Stillmeadow 713, SHY, septuplet black
Dahlia has a deep chocolate brown fleece, but black facial and leg hair. She is from several generations of brown genetics, but remains a puzzle to me. At birth she was neither black nor brown and had pale rings about her eyes. Such is the adventure of recessive color in Finns. Her 2013 litter gave sturdy quads with well crimped fleece......brown and black piebalds & solid black. FBA25401
CLOUD- Stillmeadow 791, twin black badger
from her dam's 1st lambing on 5/2/11
Sire- Cook NY41-0074, MOONSHADOW, BGR
Dam- Stillmeadow 741,PEARL, qd black BGR
Cloud has the most perfect fleece of all the ewes. It is supersoft with a fine crimp that feels exotic to touch. She is a natural leader
and is first to greet her shepherd in the field.
Triplets in her initial & 2nd litters, finewools. FBA25399 carries brown gene & QR at codon 171
(Dam PEARL shown above)
SECRET- Stillmeadow 818, triplet black, 3/31/12
Sire- Stillmeadow 761, FLASH, quad brown
Dam- Stillmeadow 657, WHISPER, triplet black
Secret is one of the best true black ewes we have produced. The length and luster in her fleece is outstanding and the rare brown genetic heritage makes her all the more valuable.
Her twin ewe lamb born 4/9/13 is just as nice and has joined our breeding group for 2014 lambs at Stillmeadow. FBA25837 triplets in 2014
ECHO -Stillmeadow 828, quadruplet white,4/4/12
Sire- Stillmeadow 647, ROAMIN, twin white
Dam- Stillmeadow 617, MINT, triplet white
Echo has all the great qualities of both her sire & dam who are displayed on the Finnsheep Breeders' Association website as The Breed Standard.
She has good bone structure and dense fleece plus a friendly temperament, just what I look for in a ewe who joins my flock. FBA25839
FREEDOM sired her 2014 triplet lambs.
Shown shorn in photo, 2 weeks prior to lambing 2015
SWEET TART- Stillmeadow 665, qd piebald,5/14/08
Sire - Stillmeadow 544, BANDIT, qd black piebald
Dam- Stillmeadow 572, SNODROP, white triplet
Sweet Tart carries Dalmatian spotting and has given 19 lambs successfully in six years. Each lamb has vigor and rapid growth, no matter which sire is used.
She is a flock leader with a gentle temperament and unrivaled maternal traits, following the history displayed in all ewes from this genetic lineage.
FBA24044 quads in 2014
triplets at 12 mo., BGR & Black HST Lambs
CREAMTOP - FBA26361
white triplets at 12 months
white & piebald triplets at 12 mo.
YEARLINGS in 2014
YEARLINGS in 2015
Stillmeadow 0917 STAR - FBA27053
black quad, shown shorn at 12 mo.just prior to lambing
Stillmeadow 0908 JASMINE - FBA27052
white quad, shown at 6 weeks of age
Stillmeadow 0929 TWILIGHT - FBA27055
brown sextuplet, shown at L with dam, Cinnabon
~ also shown shorn at 12 mo. just prior to lambing
Stillmeadow 0904 BLOSSOM - FBA27051
white twin, shown at 7 months of age
Stillmeadow 0925 ESTRELLA - FBA27054
white quadruplet, shown at 7 months of age