you want sheep that are easy lambers, consistently twin, and have
outstanding mothering skills, then Touchstone Farm Clun Forest Sheep are what you're
looking for. Our ewes raise their lambs on pasture alone
big meaty lambs. Our goal is to produce lambs that
will consistently weigh 100 lbs. in six months
on mother's milk and grass alone. Rams
from our flock are terrific breeders and will give you a lamb crop that is
vigorous and "growthy" from day one. Many commercial
flocks swear by Clun rams to give their flocks a competitive edge in the
Forest sheep are famous for being low maintenance easy keepers. This makes them ideal
sheep for new shepherds, hobby farmers, estate owners, and busy commercial
flock owners alike. Their distinctive look and alert but gentle
nature constantly win them new admirers. For more information on the Clun Forest breed, contact
the North American
Clun Forest Association. The breed secretary will be happy to
supply you with an informational booklet.
Our flock of purebred Clun
Forest Sheep began with carefully selected individuals out of the top
bloodlines in the US and Canada. Artificial insemination from
five of the top rams in the UK has allowed for
further refinement of our flock's genetics (Saltersford's
Guifron's 4153, and
Guifron's 4150). Years of rigorous selection based on high
productivity and classic Clun Forest attributes has resulted in a flock that
is uniformly attractive, manageable, and highly productive.
we refuse to sell to others any sheep that we would not consider retaining for
our own breeding program, we
have only a limited number
of potential breeding animals available each year. Our stock is OPP, Scrapie,
and foot rot free. If you are interested
in finding out more about the finest Clun Forest breeding stock in North
e-mail us here.
Click on a photo below for a larger
view of some of the attributes exhibited by our breeding stock.
||Touchstone Farm Cluns have the
refined elegance of the best British flocks together with the
productiveness of their North American cousins
||Touchstone Farm Cluns are noted
for their dark, clean faces, upright ears and clean legs.
ewes condition well on grass alone and consistently raise twins and
triplets without supplemental feed.
||Touchstone Clun lambs exhibit
proper conformation from day one - upright ears, dark faces, wide
chests, and long bodies.
||Touchstone Clun lambs are avid
grazers that produce a meaty carcass with a long loin and an excellently
formed "leg of lamb."
||Touchstone Clun rams have long
muscular bodies, great stamina, and the ability to pass on those traits
to their offspring.