Longtown Rare Breed Poultry Sale
C& D Auction Marts held their annual Summer Sale of Poultry and Cage Birds at Longtown on Saturday 23rd July 2016.
Buyers and sellers were present from throughout the UK with a packed crowd of bidders and onlookers at both ringsides. Poultry quality was good and trade was strong throughout with many lots exceeding seller`s expectations.
Two pairs of White Call Ducks topped the sale at £125 and £110 pounds respectively and other Call Ducks sold well. A trio of Barnevelder stock birds came in at £90, a quartet of Silver Sebrights sold for £88 with a trio of White Crest Blue Polish Frizzle chicks at £88. Two lots, each of two pairs of Golden Pheasants realised £75 and £80. Cuckoo Marans were popular, selling to £75.
There were plenty of bidders for point of lay and other pullets and hens with many lots realising between £50 and £70. Ducks and Bantams too were in demand.
A nice entry of quality Cage Birds, again, saw all lots sell well above expectations. There was a wide and attractive selection of Budgerigars, Finches, Quail, Canaries and Javas. Californian Quail topped this section at £50 with Parakeets at £45 and Cockatiels £40.
Hatching eggs and poultry equipment also attracted considerable interest.