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 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, 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.
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.
Cinnabon was our first ever brown ewe, beginning a new chapter at our farm. Her triplets, quintuplets, and sextuplets have helped spread rare genetics throughout the Finn breed.
We lost her in 2018, but not before she gave us two more beautiful ewe lambs to continue her lineage.
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 transitioning, 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. Triplets, quadruplets, quintuplets, & sextuplets have followed. What might be next ?
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.
Notably, she has given triplets frequently and also carries brown genetics.
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 - 2019
ROSE - Stillmeadow 1092, quint, 4/17/18 - FBA 29884
EDELWEISS- Stillmeadow 1091, quint, 4/17/18 - FBA 29883
Beautiful results of line breeding to enhance positive traits.
These sisters will lamb as yearlings during April 2019.
Sire - Stillmeadow 943 STRAUSS, trip. white, FBA 27065
Dam - Stillmeadow 965 BLUMCHEN, trip. wh. FBA 27622
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.....Quintuplets in 2018
LORELEI - Stillmeadow 1070, Triplet 4/20/17,FBA29145
Sire - Stillmeadow 981 LIGHTNING, TW Wh, FBA27708
Dam - Stillmeadow 963 LILY, TR White FBA 27621
Lorelei's triplets at one year of age included both white lambs and a black piebald, proving her inheritance of the spotting gene from her great grand-dam Stillmeadow Sweet Tart, FBA 24044. She is once again bred to a different Dalmatian piebald ram for 2019 lambs.
LILY - Stillmeadow 963 - TR White, 4/9/15, FBA27621
Sire - Stillmeadow 943 , STRAUSS TR White - FBA27065
Dam - Stillmeadow 908, JASMINE QD Wh - FBA27052
Lily has become one of our most valued ewes with her ease of lambing and attentive maternalism. During her four years she has lambed 1,3,3,&4 in her litters.
TIGER LILY - Stillmeadow 1065, TR Brown, 4/17/17
Sire - Stillmeadow 845 Bear, TW Blk, FBA 26386
Dam - Stillmeadow 741 Pearl QD Blk BGR, FBA 24914
Tiger Lily gave a single ram initially when bred to a BGR, thus proving her spotting potential. We eagerly anticipate her lambs in April since the sire is our brown piebald Cinco de Mayo.
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. In 2017 Hyacinth presented twins in 2017, triplets in 2018
CREAM - Stillmeadow 1005, QD White, 4/8/16
Sire- Stillmeadow 0943, Strauss TR White
Dam - Stillmeadow 886, CreamTop,QD brown Piebald . Big sturdy ewe lamb, tons of potential. Twins at 12 months, then triplets.
ZINNIA - Stillmeadow 999, TR black HST, 4/6/16, FBA 28300
Sire - Stillmeadow 981 Lightning, TW white
Dam - Stillmeadow 0944 Citrine, TR white
As a yearling with her first twin litter this ewe brought us much joy as we witnessed her instant maternal nature. She has a forever home with us especially since her lambs and her fleece are spectacular. She raised triplets in 2018 and has one of the best udders.
CINNAMON - Stillmeadow 1112, tw brown, 4/20/18, born during her treasured dam's last lambing - FBA29887
Sire - Stillmeadow 971 Cinco de Mayo FBA27609 qt brn pie
Dam - Stillmeadow 747 Cinnabon, pictured at left & above.
will have her first lambs during April 2019 as a yearling. Shown with dam & sister at left.
EMERALD - Stillmeadow 1052 - QD Wh, 4/11/17, FBA29142
Sire - Stillmeadow 981, LIGHTNING TW Wh - FBA27708
Dam - Stillmeadow 908 JASMINE QD Wh - FBA27052
Emerald is a successful two year old who gave triplets at a year old. Due to lamb in April 2018, we are excited to see what her lambs will be.
QUINTUPLET SISTERS born 4/18/18
BUTTON NOSE - Stillmeadow 1104, Brown HST
PANDA BABY - Stillmeadow 1103, Black Piebald
Sire - Stillmeadow 971 Cinco de Mayo, QT Brn Piebald
Dam - Stillmeadow 787 Dahlia,QD Brn HST/Piebald
Both these young ewes are bred to a white ram lamb to determine genetic details for the flock. Their dam may produce more spotted lambs in 2019 since she was paired with Cinco de Mayo once more.