The Finns I can get locally are fine sheep, of Wee Croft lineage, bred at Gale Woods Farm by Tim Reese, the Farm manager. Gale Woods is a teaching farm park in Minnetrista, MN. Tim's flock is certified scrapie-free and tested for OPP. I was thrilled to get 3 new Finn ewes from him. This black girl with the big white splash on her forehead also has a white foot. She was sheared last month-- while her "sister", who to my eye looks modified black, or emsket in Shetland terms-- was not. I was stunned to really see her color today.
You see, I wasn't even going to buy this solid colored ewe, but she came up to me and laid her head on my thigh. She's a love, and look at that wool!
Of course, it's the spotted cow of a sheep that first caught my eye. What a splashy look!
They're a little spooky in their new yard. This lineup was caused when the farm cat walked by!