Katahdin sheep are an American-bred 'hair' sheep with excellent meat quality. Since Katahdins are hair sheep, no shearing is required.
'Lamb' meat comes from 9 month to 14 month old animals, and is mild and flavorful. 'Hogget' refers to animals between 14 months and 24 months and their meat has a more complex flavor profile than lamb. 'Mutton' refers to animals older than 2 years. Mutton has a deeper, complex flavor which prove excellent for sausage and ethnic dishes.