We are located in the Southeast corner of Washington State, where we have raised quality finn sheep since 1982. We raise white, black, brown, fawn, gray and pied finns. We keep several different bloodlines so we can offer unrelated animals for sale. We are currently adding the R gene into our flock, and we have QR animals for sale this year. We are currently taking reservations for both QR and RR animals for 2018.
We breed for productivity, milking ability, consistency, fleece quality, and size. We prefer a finn that is big enough to handle their large litters, with enough milk to raise them with very little human intervention. We had the second set of septuplets born in the US in 1985, and many of our animals go back to that bloodline. Our ewes frequently throw quints and sextuplets, and we have had several other set of septuplets born in 2011 and 2015. Many of those animals are in our flock - Lucky 7, who is proving himself to be a great sire, and his littermate Ms 7-UP, as well as Agent 007 who is giving his productivity to our gray and black animals.
We like the Finn breed due to the docile, friendly nature of both the rams and the ewes. The lambs are very hardy. Most of our ewes lamb without assistance. We supplement large litters of lambs twice a day with milk replacer, and leave them on their mother.
Finn wool is very soft. We sell wool, felted sheepskin and hand made wool blankets on our store on Etsy under the name of Hughes Ewes.
One of my last colors to set in my flock was the gray. I am pleased to say that I have several animals that were born gray, as well as some with the fading black and dilution gray genes. I also have the brown color in both a darker brown and a lighter champagne color.
We have a lot of lambs born yearly, and only the best are sold as registered. We are happy to make suggestions to help you choose the best possible match for your flock. We have a disease free flock, and we guarantee our animals. We can also deliver if needed. We love our animals and want you to have an easy experience with your flock. We are always available for advice.
DEVIL - one of our all time great ewes!
Devil - 3L 2-53 Celebrated her 11th birthday with her fourth set of sextuplets.
This is the kind of ewe line we try to raise. All of the ewes are very consistent. She is shown here with her 2007 sextuplets at one month old - all still being raised on her (with some supplemental milk). Her lambing record is 1-4-5-6-6-6-2-4-4-5-6-2-1-1 for 53 lambs in 14 years, with only one lamb born dead (died in utero - very small). This bloodline is one of my most productive! Angel, one of her daughters (3L 6-26) has had 24 lambs in 6 years (3-3-5-3-5-5) years, and her dam, Abbey (Witt 3-97), had triplets when she died at age 14! Abbey has a 3-2-4-4-4-3-4-3-3 lambing record for the years that we have owned her (333%, or 30 lambs in 9 years). This is the kind we like! Easy to work with, good mothers and lots of milk. We were sorry to lose Devil this year at age 14 but her daughters will carry on her great productivity. Gypsy, her 2016 ewe lamb carries the R gene and we are looking forward to her lambs.
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