Registered Breeding Stock
I have been raising registered Finn, Cotswold, and Clun Forest sheep since 2006. We are OPP and Johnes Disease tested negitive flock of 2016. Our regular vaccinations include tetanus, Clostridium perfringens types C and D and rabies. All sheep are dewormed throughout the year as needed based on fecal egg counts.. Our flock is enrolled in the USDA Voluntary Scrapie Flock Certification Program (Flock NHX0180).  We also have kept records dating back from 2008.
Contact us regarding details of animals we have or sale. You are always welcome to pick up at the farm, or we can arrange a pick up at a sheep and wool festival. We regularly attend the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival in May, and many local and state fairs. (THIS YEAR I WILL BE IN OHIO INSTEAD OF MARYLAND).We can also help arrange shipping across country with other breeders, transporter, or even flying.
​I have been testing my flock for scrapie code 171. I have many QR AND RR animals. 
Lamb Prices 
Finnsheep - reg. rams are $250-$450(average price $350) reg. ewes are $300-$550. (average price $400)


Cotswold - reg. rams are $275-$400.(average price $350) reg. ewes are $350-$550(average price $450)

******Clun Forest Sheep- reg. rams/wethers are $200-$300. reg. ewes are $300-$450********* 2018 LAMBS WILL ​NOT BE REG. ALL CROSSES BRED WITH Cotswold or Finns!

All nonregistered lambs - rams/wethers $175-$250. ewes are $250-$350.

Discounts - 5% off when 2 lambs are bought. 10% off when 3+ lambs are bought. 4-H and FFA members get 10% off.

TRANSPORTATION CAN BE arranged!


Finn Sheep

WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT ......



Located in the New England in the state of New Hampshire, where we have raised quality finn sheep since 2006.  We raise white, black, brown, fawn, gray, badger, dalmation spotting and piebald finns. 
I keep several different bloodlines so we can offer unrelated starter flocks. We breed for productivity,parasite resistant, consistant fleece quality,conformation, more size substance, and my favorite, show quality. We prefer a finn that is big enough to handle quadruplets, with enough milk to raise them with very little human intervention. Our ewes frequently throw triplets and quadtuplets, and they are growing. We like the Finn breed due to the docile, friendly nature of both the rams and the ewes. The lambs are very hardy. Most of our ewes lamb without assistance.  We supplement large litters of lambs four times a day, and leave them on their mothers if possible.

The Finnsheep is not a big sheep but it produces a lean, succulent meat with a light, delicate flavor. The meat is sought after by many a gastronome. Due to this breed’s year-round lambing ability, Finn lamb is perfect for any holiday celebration.

Finnsheep wool has unmistakable luster and softness in all shades of color.  While the fleece is lightweight (5-6 lb.) it is highly praised by hand spinners as it blends easily with other fibers, has a long staple (3-6″), and a wool spinning count in the 50′s (24 to 31 microns) It is suitable for hand-spinning and knitting of outer garments such as sweaters, socks, hats, etc..
 
One of my last colors to set in my flock is the dalmation spotting gene. My future goal here for 2018 is to offer brown dalmation lambs with consistent fleeces and great conformation.


Our Bloodlines include...

Summitview
3L
Miles Max
Stillmeadow
Ironwood Hill
Hillside
Point of View
Wee Croft
Colson
Mawson (Two moon)
SCF
SMF
Cook NY
Scholefield
HARLEQUIN
Whitney WHF
Stoe Creek
Whitt
Eldorado
Rock House
Magee
COFSKY



The Cotswold is a large, polled breed, with ewes weighing up to 250 pounds and rams 300 pounds. The ewes are excellent mothers, with few birthing problems and quick to accept lambs. They are a very friendly sheep and there is definitely a queenly quality about the ewes. Known for being called Gentle Giants. Though lambs tend to grow at a slower rate than other breeds, their lambs still pack on thickness and length.

The meat has a very mild flavor and aroma. It has been proven that long wool sheep have a less muttony flavor than fine wooled breeds. Cotswolds are easy to raise, do well on coarser feeds and are excellent foragers and can thrive in harsh climates, even with a lot of rainfall.

The Cotswold can yield 15 pounds of wool per shearing with the fiber up to 12″ long. It is highly lustrous fleece with a micron count in the 40s and is sometimes called poorman’s mohair.

The earliest Cotswolds were white but black Cotswolds were recorded in Kentucky in 1858. They are even more rare than the whites, and it is not known if the incidence of color is due to recessive genes or some fence jumper from long ago! They should have the same characteristics as the whites.
There is a revived interest in Cotswolds due to the desire of sheep growers to improve wool quality and produce lean, heavyweight lambs on less feed.




Cotswold Sheep
Clun Forest Sheep
The whole premise of the Clun Forest breed is based on performance; i.e. prolificacy, mothering, milking, ease of lambing, ease of handling, and longevity. Their conformation should be strong, muscular neck, lengthy good back, deep rib, strong loin, good hock, deep and well-rounded thighs, good through heart, strong bone, standing square on its legs. Cluns have a rich butter fat taste in milk!!!

Cluns are alert and active, responsive to their surroundings and shepherd–which helps to make them a manageable breed. Their size–ewes tend to run about 130-150 pounds—also makes them easier to handle than some of the more common meat breeds in the U.S. and Canada. Clun rams tend to be gentlemen around their shepherds. Many people are surprised by how easy they are to handle. Nonetheless, they are aggressive breeders and go to work at a young age.

Clun carcasses are meaty, lean, and consistent. Many breeders find those carcasses an excellent fit for their direct lamb trade.

​Fleeces average 5 inch staple with a spinning count of 54 to 58 and a micron count of 27-29. The average weight of a Clun Forest fleece is 6-7 lbs, while a lambswool fleece will average 5 lbs.
Finn Rams
  1. 3L 14-467 (Bryce) 27001
    3L 14-467 (Bryce) 27001
    Excellent dark brown fleece with great tight crimp. He is a big boy but such a great personality.
  2. Mawson 04 (George) 27320
    Mawson 04 (George) 27320
    He has the most uniformed and absolutely stunning fleece. He also has the dalmation spotting gene. The loin on him is amazing.
  3. PAGE MFP 16-25 (Cody) 28397 FOR SALE OCTOBER
    PAGE MFP 16-25 (Cody) 28397 FOR SALE OCTOBER
    Cody is QR and son of Si and Chloe. This boy has a long, wide, well built frame. His fleece is very consistent.
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​Cotswold Rams

  1. Sheep's Nose (Abe)  C06519
    Sheep's Nose (Abe) C06519
    A large body, well put together ram. He has a great tight curl and is such a sweetheart.
  2. Sheep's Nose (Arlo) C07305 FOR SALE
    Sheep's Nose (Arlo) C07305 FOR SALE
    He is a sweet boy. Outstanding locks on this boy. He stands well and has a long loin.

Freezer Lamb

​Freezer Sale! 25% off lamb and goat meat


EXCLUDING-
​BONES AND ORGANS

Ordering

​YES! We can SHIP our frozen lamb to you across the US!

A fitted insulated box cooler is created for every shipment. Please email us for exact details.

If you would like to order, please contact us directly by email: [email protected]
or by phone: (603) 312-7128 with a list of cuts and quatities you would like, or complete and mail our order form found in products. We will tell you when your order will be ready and calculate the final price. Orders must be paid for in full before shipping or at time of pick up.
Cracked an Egg Farm is pleased to be able to offer our home-raised lamb for your table. We sell only our own lambs so we can guarantee the care, diet and conditions under which they were grown.

Our lambs are raised on our pastures and supplemented with a corn and grain ratio. The lambs do receive lambhood vaccinations and deworming agents when needed to protect the health of the flock, but they are not given any growth hormones, or fed antibiotics or unnatural feed additives.

We trailer our lambs to the processing facility ourselves to ensure the safety and comfort of the animals. We use only The New England Butcher in Center Barnstead, NH. or Sanford Butcher Shop in Sanford, ME. to process our lambs. They are both a fully USDA inspected facility and do a careful, professional job and are a pleasure to work with. Slaughter is accomplished quickly and humanely. After inspection and cooling, the lambs are processed into the many popular cuts and ground products we offer. All are sealed in clear plastic vacuum wrap to provide shelf life of a year or more.

Slaughter dates for the 2017 season are October,  December and TBA in February 2018. If you need a special order item, we must know before one of the listed slaughter dates. Orders will be filled in the order they are received for as long as supplies last. When an item is sold out for the season a note will be made on the price list below to alert you to that fact.



​Love your dog?
(or other carnivore)

Raw mutton is available. An excellent source of highly digestible protein, especially useful for animals dealing with sensitive digestion, allergies, advanced age or illness. We have ground, and most regular cuts.    $1.99lb.

​Clun Forest Rams

  1. Timberwood (Pip) 3B-00012
    Timberwood (Pip) 3B-00012
    Large framed boy with a great structure. His fleece has nice tight crimp. He is very alert and never been agressive.

RIP PIP you had a long 11 yrs.

Some test results for the Scapie code 171

I have resent in a few test as they think their was a mix up between Sii, Jazz, and Adrienana. Cody is eirther RR o QR. Will be sending out more test as money comes in.
2016 Code 171 Test Results