Saturday saw the dispersal of the noted Knighton and Perdi flocks of Rouge, Charollais, Bleu’s and Bluefaced Leicester sheep of the late Percy Tait’s.
Having been so impressed with the quality and presentation of the flocks on the day, we couldn’t hep but come away with two new recruits to establish a small flock of Rouge sheep.
First to join the Foxhill team at 5000gns was the 2016-born Knighton Sugar Tits. By the successful breeding Knighton K010, she’s out of a homebred ewe by Romer Harry and was shown successfully as gimme in 2019 taking numerous female championships, as well as breed and interbreed pairs champion at the Royal Highland Show. Having previously bred a ram lamb that was sold privately to Colin and Wendy Phillips, she was also the mother of a 2800gns daughter in the sale. She has been scanned for three to Tullyvallen Schumacher.
We then couldn’t resist her daughter at 6000gns. This incredibly stylish daughter, Knighton Wench, a ewe lamb by Rainfall Universe, was clearly one of the best in the sale with a great body and style to match.
We’d like to congratulate Will and Jan and the whole team behind the sale, it was a phenomenal sale and one the will likely go down in the history books. We look forward to seeing what the future holds for these girls.