Finnsheep originated in Finland where they are known as Finnish Landrace.
They were imported to Canada in 1966 and to the U.S. in 1968 where they are
primarily used to produce crossbred ewes. They are a small to medium-sized,
fine-boned, open-faced breed with medium-grade, good-staple length wool. Their
wool is mainly white, but colored is acceptable. Ewes are hardy, will lamb on
an accelerated program, have strong maternal instincts and are highly
prolific. Lambs have high livability and produce lean carcasses. The breed is
adaptable to a range of management conditions.