Upland & Lowland

Clun Forest

 

The Clun Forest is a prolific, hardy and adaptable breed that was developed in the Clun valley of southwestern Shropshire and the hill area along the Welsh border. The Clun has extraordinary mothering ability and vigorous lambs at birth. The breed is also used in the UK for producing the Clun Mule, which is the crossbred offspring of a Bluefaced Leicester ram (tup) and a Clun Forest ewe. The Clun is also an excellent forager and well suited for grass-based farming producing flavorful, lean lamb.

They are an alert and responsive breed, the face is open and dark brown in color with the top of the head wool covered with ears not too long and carried high. Its legs are fairly clean of wool, and they produce a white tight fleece, free from kemp and dark wool. 

 

Avg. lambing percentage: 180%

Avg. ram weight: 210 lbs.

Avg. ewe weight: 140 lbs.

Wool:

        Medium

        Creamy white to white

         3-4 staple length

        Count: 58s

 

USA -   North American Clun Forest Association

           Website: www.clunforestsheep.org

 

UK -     British Clun Forest Sheep Breeders Society, Ltd  

           Website:www.clunforestsheep.co.uk

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