A GIMMER from Hugh and Alan Blackwood's Auldhouseburn flock led the way at United Auctions' annual Texel show and sale at Stirling, selling for the top price of 3200gns.

The father and son duo who dominated the Select Seven sale of Texels at Lanark, last weekend, sold their sale leader, by Clinterty Yuga Khan, to CH Bellis, Llwyn-y-Cosyn, Holywell, Wales. Bred from a Strathbogie Untouchable ewe, she scanned due with twins to the 130,000gns Strathbogie A Star and is a maternal sister to the 3000gns BibBob sold at Worcester.

Auldhouseburn also received 1700gns and two sales at 1600gns. Dearest was a gimmer by Clinterty Yosemite Sam, carrying a single to the 125,000gns Rhaeadr Best of the Best. Bred from a Glenside Willie Winkie ewe, she is a maternal sister to the 15,000gns Auldhouseburn Bolt. She was snapped up by P Dodds, Newcastle.

The same buyer forked out 1600gns on two occasions including another gimmer by Clinterty Yosemite Sam, out of one of the flock's best Knap Vicious Sid ewes. Carrying a single to Sportsmans A Star, her grandam bred the 4800gns Auldhouseburn Bullitt at Lanark. Matching that price was another Yuga Khan-sired gimmer, bred from a Knap Vicious Sid dam. Scanned due with twins to Best of the Best, her grandam is a full sister to Sportsmans A Star.

Jimmy Douglas from Cairness, Fraserburgh, sold his champion for 2500gns to Farmers Fresh, Wales. This gimmer, by Cloontagh Chieftain, is bred from a Drumpark ewe and sold scanned due with twins to Cairness Sir William.