Stillmeadow Finnsheep Ewes
Our ewe flock represents a consistent 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 twelve 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 proved herself many times over with lambings of triplets and quadruplets. Maternally perfect, Mint had 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 was 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 has been 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 now blends deep brown with grey hues. 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. As one of our matriarchs in brown genetics
this year 2021 has more excitement in store.
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 - 2021
ROSE - Stillmeadow 1092, quint, 4/17/18 - FBA 29884
Beautiful results of line breeding to enhance positive traits.
Lambing at 12 months brought healthy twin ewes in 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've been to have this daughter to carry on Ginger Ear's maternalism...Quintuplets 2018/2019
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, triplets in 2018, 2019, & 2020.
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, 2019, & 2020. Zinnia has one of the best ever 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.
PANDA BABY - Stillmeadow 1103, Quintuplet Black Piebald
FBA 29885, born 4/18/18
Sire - Stillmeadow 971, CINCO de MAYO, Quint Brown
Dam - Stillmeadow 787, DAHLIA, Quad Brown (photo above)
Panda Baby's littermates were all piebalds with soft fleeces.
This superb dam will present her 3rd litter in April 2021.
RUBY - Stillmeadow 1164, tripet brown piebald, 4/13/20
FBA 31479.....leads her dam, CINNAMON, down our hill.
Sire - Stillmeadow 971, Cinco de Mayo, quint brn piebald
Dam - Stillmeadow 747 Cinnamon, shown above with her 2020 litter which included Ruby.
MIST - Stillmeadow 1134, twin white, 4/13/19
FBA 30736....presented triplets at 12 months of age
Sire - Stillmeadow 1084, Hurricane, single white
Dam - Stillmeadow 1103, Panda Baby, qt. blk piebald
Mist has become one of our stellar dams and her lambs grow well with muscle and good conformation.
MILKSHAKE - Stillmeadow 1176, twin brown piebald
FBA 31480, born 4/18/2020
Sire - Stillmeadow 971 Cinco de Mayo, quint brn piebald
Dam - Stillmeadow 1065 Tiger Lily, triplet brn, FBA29144
She is gaining good size, lovely fleece, and has the gentlest temperament. We're anticipating piebald lambs.
SATU - Stillmeadow 1151, single black Dalmatian piebald,
FBA 30739, born 4/18/19
Sire - Olde Haven Galaxy FBA29614, triplet black piebald
Dam - Stillmeadow 1005 Cream, quadruplet white
Satu is our long awaited renewal of the glorious spotting
we established early, then somehow lost as we saw progress in other traits we had selected for. Bred to the
piebald ram (inset image shown as 2 month ram lamb) for April lambing, we are crossing our fingers for additional beautiful fleeces.
MORNING STAR - Stillmeadow 1150, triplet white,
FBA 30738, 4/18/19
Sire - Stillmeadow 1068 THUNDER, triplet white
Dam - Stillmeadow 999 ZINNIA, trip black HST
Every lamb sired by Thunder with Zinnia as dam has shining white fleece with amazing luster and softness. Plus the gentleness so prevalent in our Finn breed. Morning Star is a special friend .
Left to Right: SATU.......MORNING STAR.......MIST
DAHLIA'S Beautiful 2018 QUINTUPLET Finn Lambs
Once In A Blue Moon
* SEPTUPLETS *