Reprinted from the International Finnsheep Registry

Due to the long, dark winters, the Finnsheep evolved to have excellent reproductive
capabilities designed to take advantage of the short summers.  Finnsheep mature
early, breed out of season and are known world-wide for their multiple birth
abilities.  A yearling Finn ewe averages 1.9 lambs/birth and mature ewes average
2.7 lambs/birth.  Lifetime production is high due to the breed's natural longevity
and fertility.

In addition to lean meats,  Finnsheep provide a wide variety of products for a variety
of markets.  With their naturally short tails, lack of horns and quiet temperaments,
they offer a unique opportunity for today's self-sufficient homestead.  They fit well
into a local, slow foods business and offer the potential to improve production
capabilities in the large, commercial flock.  The quality and variety of Finn wool
products are constantly sourced by today's artistic textile professionals. With the
IFR's Breed Improvement Program, which allows for the addition of scrapie-resistant
genetics, today's Finnsheep are more disease resistant than ever.   If you are looking
for a high-performing, versatile sheep to add to your farm, the Finnsheep should be a
top contender.

Visitor's are always welcome but
by appointment only please!
Nels & Shawna Bloom
Beau Peeps Babydoll Sheep
PO Box 337
Homeland, CA 92548
(951) 733-2000 Cell or (951) 928-6247 Home
& Registered Finnsheep!
The Finnsheep's ability to improve
lamb percentages in commercial flocks
is the major reason for the breed's
exportation from Finland to over 40
countries.  Even today, the breed
continues to be in demand by
commercial producers looking for a
quiet-tempered breed to enhance
production and provide a quality wool
clip.  Finnsheep adapt relatively well to
different climates and they can be
found in the Middle East, Africa,
Australia, Eastern and Central Europe
and North America in addition to
Northern Europe. Finns are a are born
with naturally short tails that never
need docking!

Finnsheep wool is very unique among Northern European short-tailed breeds.  
The wool is semi-lustrous, silky soft and possesses more crimps per inch than
any other short-tailed breed.  The increased crimps per inch add additional
elasticity, ensuring a more durable and flexible product.  Finnsheep wool is
medium-fine to medium making it suitable for a wide variety of uses; its ability
to felt well farther increases the marketabilty of products. Although a majority
of Finnsheep are white, the breed comes in a wide variety of colors and patterns
allowing for outstanding variation in the production of natural, organic or
undyed products.  This is a huge marketing factor in today's more
environmentally aware marketplace.
While the Finnsheep breed is not one of the
world's top dairy breeds, it can produce enough
milk for a small family farm to make some
designer cheese for the family table.  Finnsheep
genetics are found in cross-bred dairy flocks
throughout the world and they were used in the
development of the Rideau Arcott and the
Outaouais Arcott, two milking breeds found
primarily in North America.  The Finnsheep
breed has been used in the development of
modern breeds and its genetics can be found in
over 20 breeds world-wide.
Above Left: A group of 4 month old ewe lambs show off their gorgeous lambs fleeces.
Above Right: Finn ewe lambs clamoring for attention. Finns are naturally friendly and
very outgoing and LOVE human interaction!
Finns are known for
exceptional hand
spinning fleeces and
great mothering
abilities, Finns are the
ideal choice for Cottage
Industry sheep farmers
that need a breed that
can do it all!

A clean Finn fleece is
something special and
hand spinners adore

The purchase of a few
Finn ewes and a ram will
give you not only a
return on your
investment with your
first lambing, they will
make you a profit!!

Although single and twin
births are the norm on
first time lambing, Finn
ewes accelerate into
lambing full bore
thereafter and often
have triplets,
quadruplets and even

What's more, Finn ewes
will give you 5 lamb
crops every three years
instead of just 3 and
they will breed year
round so you can easily
plan lambing seasons
around weather!

More sheep are lost
each year to domestic
dog attacks than to all
wildlife predators
combined!  If you really
love your sheep, keep
them fenced in or at
least have a good
livestock guardian
animal to watch over
the flock!
Nels & Shawna Bloom
PHONE:  (951) 928-6247  **  CELL:  (951) 733-2000  **  FAX:  (951) 928-4288

Sheep milk cheeses are
some of the finest
cheeses to be found
and are highly sought
after by gourmet chefs
around the world.

Cottage Industry
cheese producers are
on the rise and are
finding it to be very

Finnsheep are the most
prolific of all sheep
breeds. Twins, triplets
and quads are the
norm and *litters* of
five and six are not
uncommon. There
have been several
recorded births of
seven and eight as well!

Shetland Sheep have
eleven recognized
colors within their
breed and Icelandic
Sheep have seventeen!

This makes for many
interesting color
combinations and
variations in wool!

The original wool
spinning wheel was
known as the "Walking
Wheel" because its use
required the spinner to
take several steps up
and back, repeatedly.
In Colonial times, it was
common for a spinner
to walk 20 miles per
day while spinning. A
simple garment
required 100 miles of
"Walking The Wheel".

Now of course, you can
do the same amount of
miles on a treadmill,
but out of it!

Different sheep breeds
have different color
genetics. Just because
you breed white to
white does not mean
you will get white nor
does it mean you will
get black when you
breed black to black. It
depends on the breed
and the genetics.

Lucky was the world's
oldest sheep. She died
in November 2009 at
the age of 23, twice
the life expectancy of a
sheep. Lucky
succumbed to the
effects of a heat wave
in Australia and died
peacefully after a short

We still have about
8-10 purebred
registered Finnsheep
lambs for sale from
our Spring 2015 lamb
crop including
registered QR tested
ram lambs!!! And we
have a few ewe lambs
left too!

A $100.00 deposit
will reserve your lamb
until weaning. Lambs
are reserved on a first
come basis. If we can
not provide you with
the sex of the lamb
you requested the
deposit is 100%