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 eighteen 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, triplet 4/26/06
FBA 23224 350% Lambing Average
Sire-Stillmeadow 421F, TRUE
Dam-Stillmeadow 537, HEATHER BABY
A treasured dam from my best white bloodline who has progeny throughout the US & Canada.
MINT - Stillmeadow 617, triplet, 5/01/06
Sire- Stillmeadow 421F, TRUE
Dam- Stillmeadow 6, HEATHER
Daughter of 1st generation ewe HEATHER, born in her 11th year, Mint has proven herself many times over with lambings of triplets and quadruplets. Maternally perfect, Mint has the highest quality fleece and docility.
Her grandson LIGHTNING has become a select sire with superior progeny. More lambs in April 2017.
PEARL- Stillmeadow 741,quad, 4/16/10
Black Badgerface (silver grey fleece)
FBA 24914 Scrapie Resistant QR
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 triplets,quads, and is a very capable dam.
CINNABON - Stillmeadow747, qd brown, 4/20/10
FBA 24915 (pictured as yearling)
Sire- Eldorado 117,CHANCE, twin brown
Dam -Stillmeadow 651,SWEET CHOCOLATE,trip brown
Our rare brown ewe is pictured with her first
litter at 12 months age which were sired by Stillmeadow brown quadruplet Flash.
She began 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 & 2016.
DAHLIA- Stillmeadow 787, Quad Brown, 4/30/11
Sire- Stillmeadow 761, FLASH, Quad Brown
Dam- Stillmeadow 713, SHY, Septuplet Black
Dahlia was born chocolate brown with black facial and leg hair. From several generations of brown genetics, she remains a puzzle to me since her soft fleece is becoming lighter and mixing both brown and grey hues together 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. Both triplets and quadruplets have followed since then.
CLOUD- Stillmeadow 791, Twin Black Badgerface
from her dam's 1st lambing on 5/2/11
FBA 25399 Scrapie Resistant QR
Sire- Cook NY41-0074, MOONSHADOW, BGR, QR
Dam- Stillmeadow 741, PEARL, QD Black BGR, QR
Cloud has the most perfect fleece of all the ewes. It is supersoft with a fine crimp that feels exotic to touch. She's a natural leader and always eager to greet her shepherd.
Most notable is that she has given triplets in all five of her litters and also carries brown genetics.
TWILIGHT - Stillmeadow 929, Sextuplet Brown, 4/17/14
Sire - Stillmeadow 819, TWO STEP Triplet Brown
Dam - Stillmeadow 747, CINNABON, Quad Brown
This docile ewe gave brown triplets at 12 months & again
at 24 months indicating future generations of her lovely
color which is deep toned matching her dam Cinnabon.
SHINING STAR - Stillmeadow 562, twin, 4/11/04
Sire - Stillmeadow 421F,TRUE
Dam - Stillmeadow 537, HEATHER BABY
The gentlest creature to ever grace our farm.
Grand-daughter of HEATHER, Stillmeadow 6
SNODROP - Stillmeadow 572, triplet, 4/27/05
Sire - Stillmeadow 421F, TRUE
Dam - Stillmeadow 537, HEATHER BABY
Another grand-daughter of HEATHER, Stillmeadow 6.
This bloodline formed the genetic excellence which
continues to this day at Stillmeadow.
BREEDING EWES 2016 - 2017
CITRINE - Stillmeadow 944, triplet, 4/21/14
Sire - Harlequin 0046, FREEDOM QD White
Dam - Stillmeadow 828, ECHO QD White
Grand-daughter to MINT, pictured above
Citrine gave twins at 12 months & triplets at two years with excellent maternalism.
BLUMCHEN - Stillmeadow 965, triplet, 4/28/15
Sire - Stillmeadow 943, STRAUSS TR White
Dam - Stillmeadow 607, GINGER EARS TR White
So fortunate we are to have this daughter to carry on Ginger Ear's maternalism.....Twin ewe lambs 4/15/16
JASMINE - Stillmeadow 908, Quad White, 4/9/14
Sire - Harlequin 0046, FREEDOM, Quad White
Dam - Stillmeadow 665, SWEET TART, Quad Blk Piebald
Shown at right with triplet daughter Lily born in her 12th month, Jasmine displays everything we could wish for in a ewe plus she is destined to be as productive as her dam.
SUGAR MAPLE - Stillmeadow 967, Triplet, 4/28/15
Sire - Stillmeadow 854, BEAR, Twin Black
Dam - Stillmeadow 791, CLOUD, TW Black BGR, QR
A stunning young ewe whose gentleness is a direct trait given by both sire & dam. We are eager to see another brown litter in 2017.
LILY - Stillmeadow 963 - TR White, 4/9/15, FBA27621
Sire - Stillmeadow 943 , STRAUSS TR White
Dam - Stillmeadow 908, JASMINE QD White
Almost a carbon copy of her beautiful dam, Lily wags her tail each time I touch her. Friendly sheep are a grand reward for all shepherds.
BLUEBELL - Stillmeadow 985, Quint Blk Badger, 5/5/15
Sire - Stillmeadow 914, HAYDN, QD Blk Badger, QR
Dam - Stillmeadow 869, AMETHYST, TW Blk HST
A sweet ewe with the palest silver fleece which is very long and silky. Bluebell convinced me to keep her even though I have attempted to reduce the size of my
flock.....she is a perfect dam and shows great promise.
MYSTERY - Stillmeadow 955, QD Blk Badger, 4/24/15
Sire - Stillmeadow 914, HAYDN, QD Black Badger QR
Dam - Stillmeadow 818, SECRET, TR Black HST
Within her birth litter of four, Mystery grew rapidly & became much larger than her sibling rams. One of my most outstanding young dams in 2016, she will next be bred to Strauss in hopes of bearing badgerface lambs in April 2017.
HYACINTH - Stillmeadow 1021, Single blk BGR
Born 4/18/16, FBA 28309
Sire- Stillmeadow971, Cinco de Mayo,QT brn Pie
Dam - Stillmeadow 985, Bluebell, QT blk BGR
A sweet lamb born in her dam's 11th month with perfect soft fleece. Dam pictured at left.
CREAM - Stillmeadow 1005, QD White, 4/8/16
Sire- Stillmeadow 0943, Strauss TR White
Dam - Stillmeadow 886, CreamTop,QD brn Pie
Big sturdy ewe lamb, tons of potential.
BLESSA - Stillmeadow1019, QD brown BGR, 4/16/16
Sire - Stillmeadow 854, Bear TW black
Dam - Stillmeadow 741, Pearl QD black BGR
As my first brown badgerface lamb, Blessa has been bred back to a brown sire for 2017 lambs. Sweet temperament and stellar fleece.
PURPLE RAIN - Stillmeadow 1002, TR Black, 4/7/16
Sire - Stillmeadow 854 Bear, TW Black
Dam - Stillmeadow 791 Cloud, TW black badgerface
Rain was one of three jet black ewe lambs and has the finest crimped fleece with amazing density, also has a sweet temperament like her dam.
ZINNIA - Stillmeadow 999, TR black HST, 4/6/16, FBA 28300
Sire - Stillmeadow 981 Lightning, TW white
Dam - Stillmeadow 0944 Citrine, TR white
With Zinnia in the foreground, her white dam and sister are at her rear, always keeping close together as a family.
Sister ZEBRA is described in the photo to the right.
ZEBRA - Stillmeadow 1000, TR White,4/6/16
Sire - Stillmeadow 981, Lightning, TW white
Dam - Stillmeadow 0944 Citrine, TR white
She is a sturdy ewe lamb with incredibly long, wavy fleece, bred for 2017 lambs.
Sister of ZINNIA, at left.