Brightbank Finnsheep
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Ewe Standard

The Finn ewe reaches sexual maturity by four to eight months of age. The breed is most noted for multiple births, triplets and quadruplets are common.  They may have as many as 7 or 8 but those are as common as singles in the mature ewe. Ewes have excellent mothering instincts with good milk production.  While birth weights are lower than other domestic breeds, this is not indicative of their growth rate or mature weights.  Lambs exhibit a strong desire to live.  Ewes will breed out of season on an accelerated lambing  prgram.  Finn wool is soft and lustrous,  measures on average 24 microns and is superb for felting.  Spinning count is in the 50's and 60's with a staple yield of 50 - 70 and a staple length of 3 - 6 inches.  Fleeces weigh 6 - 8 lbs on average.

Crossbreeding

Crossbreeding is where the Finnsheep has proven it's worth, increasing the lambing percentage and improving profits.  Finnsheep are part of the Polypay, Canadian Arcott and Rideau Arcott breeds.  The lambing percentage of a flock increases by the percentage of Finn blood in the final cross. For example, 1/4 Finn in a flock increases the lambing percentage by 25%.