Having admired her greatly in the showring as a two year old heifer, we were fortunate in 2016 to purchase the highly successful Rhymil Kylie in a private deal from breeder Rhys Millichap as an 18th birthday present for Charlotte.Kylie is by Gitan and is out of Lakeview Dancer, an Empire daughter and was purchased for her size, correctness, fantastic locomotion and femininity.
In 2016 Kylie had a great show career culminating in many regional one day championships, as well as the following national highlights:
- Breed and interbreed champion at North Somerset Show
- Breed and reserve interbreed champion at the Royal Cornwall Show
- Reserve breed champion at Royal Three Counties Show
- Overall and interbreed junior heifer champion and reserve female Stars of the Future pairs champions at the Royal Welsh Show
Then in 2017 Kylie had a successful show season with Charlotte culminating in the following championships:
- Breed and reserve Continental championship at Devon County Show
- Breed and reserve interbreed championship at the Royal Cornwall Show
- First and reserve female champion at the Royal Highland Show
- First, reserve female and reserve breed champion at the Great Yorkshire Show
- Second at the Royal Welsh Show
Kylie has been flushed to both Park Daimler and Bringlee Freeman, two of the breeds oldest sires in use currently. We feel that while the breed has modernised themselves in many ways, it has somehow lost some of it’s more commercially desired attributes such as great tops and plates, therefore, a move to more traditional sires was taken for Kylie’s progeny.
Her first registered calf, Foxhill Nadiya, is by Daimler and will likely make an appearance on the 2018 winter show scene at the pedigree calf shows, while the second ET-bred calf from her is Foxhill Natasha, a Bringlee Freeman daughter. Kylie calved a natural cross bred calf in September 2017 and is back in calf again. Further eggs have been implanted by Daimler, Freeman and also Ridge Dean Mahogany with a view to keeping the nucleus small by offering choice calves each year.