J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: Rare and Minority Breeds, Poultry and Rabbit Sale

The Spring Sale of Rare & Minority Breed livestock, saw buyers in attendance from throughout the United Kingdom, attracted by the wide range of livestock on offer.

Longhorn heifers sold to £700 for Fullwood Susie from P Wild, Oldham who sold other yearling heifers at £640 and £620. Galloway heifers sold at £530 from M Gibson, Sedbergh.

The sale of sheep topped at £260 for a Zwartble shearling with twins. £240 was achieved for a Jacob ewe with twin Valais x lambs. Gimmer hogs sold to £220 for a White Ryeland. A German Red Fox ewe with twin lambs sold at £180. Herdwick gimmer hoggs sold to £100 with Herdwick ewes with lambs selling to £98.

Several goats were forward and attracted a lot of interest selling to £120 for a nanny with kid, others achieving £110 and £105.


The sale of poultry attracted a large crowd of eager bidders with strong prices achieved. Breeding pairs and trios were easily sold as were groups of pullets.

The sale topped at £280 for a quartet of Fawn and White Indian Runner Ducks with 3 large fowl New Hampshire Red pullets selling for £130. Large fowl Silver Laced Barnevelders achieved £80 as did 3 large fowl Welsummer pullets.

Bantams sold to £70 for 2 Black Pekin hens, this price was also achieved for 3 Partridge Wyandotte pullets. Silkies sold to £60 for 2 Partridge pullets.

A pair of Guinea Fowl sold at £75, a bantam broody hen with 3 runner ducklings £70 and a pair of Snowflake Quail £20.

Hatching eggs sold to £40 for 1 dozen Large Fowl Welsummers, 1 dozen Gold Silkies £20, 1 dozen Copper Black Marans £20, Rhea Hatching eggs £9 each and half a dozen White Call Ducks £10.


Rabbits sold to £35 for 2 Grey and White Dutch, £30 for a Black Lion Head and £12 for a Ginger Lion Head.

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