A Clanfield ewe lamb from James Theyer, Oxford, achieved the top price of 3000gns at a multi-breed sheep sale at Worcester which included the Gloucester and Border Counties Texel Club’s Christmas Present sale.

The Texel lamb is a daughter of the 160,000gns Rhaeadr First Choice, out of a dam by the 100,000gns Auldhouseburn Expression, and sold to Jack Robb buying for the Pinfold Yard flock from Leighton Buzzard.

Leading the Dutch Spotted females at 1600gns was the in-lamb gimmer, Merryboro Fran, from Tom and Louise Nash, Pembrokeshire. By Ty-Gwyn Dustin and out of Burnhope Delectable, sold in lamb to Dutch Dominator to C Riggs, Winbourne, Dorset.

Matching that 1600gns price was Whatmore Flycatcher from Sara Gibbons, Brecon, Powys. She is sired by Whatmore Elite, out of Navac Candy, and sold having run with Whatmore Forty Winx to Tom Buckland, Caerphilly, Glamorgan.

Badger Face Texels peaked at 800gns for a ewe lamb from Steven Ley and Hannah Payne, Liskeard, Cornwall. Tordown Edna is by Whatmore Babdit and was sold to Texel buyer, Trevor Prew.

A joint top of 750gns was achieved twice among the Blue Texels, with the first given to the pre-sale champion, Glan-Y-Mor Goddess ET from M and A Jones, Talsarnau, Gwynedd. This in-lamb gimmer is by a Turbo Blue tup and sold in lamb to a home-bred tup, to MJC Hocken, Cheltenham, Glos.

Whatmore Gin, another from Sara Gibbons, made the same money when selling to SL Evans, Brecon. She is sired by Whatmore Chaos.

Auctioneers: McCartneys.

Averages: Tex – 17 gimmers, £594. DS – Four aged ewes, £931.88; eight gimmers, £1207.50; three ewe lambs, £980.00; three recipient ewes, £752.50. Blue Tex – Seven aged ewes, £450.00; 11 gimmers, £633.82; 11 ewe lambs, £362.73. Badgerface Texels – four ewe lambs, £656.25.