What is the difference in Lamb and Mutton?

  1. MojoDawg profile image60
    MojoDawgposted 6 years ago

    What is the difference in Lamb and Mutton?

  2. MickS profile image70
    MickSposted 6 years ago

    I'm not sure of the legal definition, I think it is something like, mutton has to be at least three years old and lamb, less than one year old.  I'm sure if you search google you will get you your answer.

  3. Caveman Etris profile image73
    Caveman Etrisposted 6 years ago

    Mutton is older mature sheep. Lamb is of course a very young sheep. This is more of an animal meat question since people only use the term Mutton when referring to the meat of that sheep used for food. You may have heard the term "Mutton Stew". However, no one says "Look at that pretty Mutton". They say "Look at that pretty sheep or Lamb".