The Clun Forest sheep breed is originally from Shropshire’s southwestern district in England, which is next to the border of Wales. They are predominant in the Wales Marshes as well.
The name is derived from an old town known as Clun. It is speculated that the Clun Forest is a combination of the Shropshire and Hill Radnor, though there is no evidence to support these facts.
What do Clun Forest Sheep Look Like?
They are typically brown and black in the face, which is wool-free.
The legs are also free of wool while the rest of the body is cover in fleece that is medium-wool.
Why Raise This Breed?
These medium-sized sheep are resilient and easy to take care of. The Clun Forest ewes are good mothers and they typically have few problems with delivery and show strong maternal instinct. The ewes are considered to be strong milkers as well.
The Clun Forest breed tends to be long-lived and hardy, making them a good choice for many different types of sheep farm situations.
|MATURE BODY WEIGHT||Ram: 175-200 lbs.|
Ewe: 130-160 lbs.
|AVERAGE FIBER DIAMETER||Micron: 28-33|
USDA Wool Grade: 46’s-54’s
|GREASE FLEECE WEIGHT||Ewe: 5-9 lbs.|
For more information about this breed or to find a breeder near you, visit the North American Clun Forest Association website.