The Finnsheep or Finnish Landrace originating
in Finland in northern Europe. They are an active, hardy animal, adaptable to a
wide range of conditions. It is most generally used for crossing to increase
fertility in a standard flock. It also brings with it resistance to facial
They are characterized by high fertility
(lambing rates frequently exceed 200 percent) and white, lustrous, bulky
fleece. Other recognition features are its naturally short tail, its clear,
wool-free face, and its pink nose.
Besides its good, fine-woolled fleece, they
produce very lean meat.
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Zealand Rare Breeds (www.rarebreeds.co.nz).