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CHAPTER X.

ExistiNG SCOTCH HERDS.

THE Roy AI, HERD. At ABERGELDIE MAINs—Her Majesty the Queen

and the breed—ABERLou R MAINs—ALTY RE-ARDHUNCART-

Auchor AchAN—BAADs—A remarkable show-yard herd—The

Sybils and Halts—Prince Albert of Baads 1336 the first-prize

Highland Society bull in 1879 and 1880–BALLINDALLoch–

The premier herd of the time—lts antiquity—“The talk of the

country” since Mr. M'Combie's earliest recollections—Sir John

Macpherson Grant's purchases at Tillyfour in 1850–Improve-

ment of the herd under Sir George Macpherson Grant—Forty-

two first prizes, and twenty-four special prizes, cups, and medals,

gained in 1879 and 1880—Sir George's principal purchases—The

sires used—Trojan 402, a son of the Paris cow Charlotte 203,

and half-brother of Pride of Aberdeen 581—His influence on the

herd—Juryman 404, Judge 1150, and Justice 1462–Young Vis.

count 736, the champion bull of his day–Families cultivated at

Ballindalloch—The Ericas, the Jilts, the Sybils, the Nosegays,

the Coquettes, the Lady Fannys, and the Prides—Public and

private sales—BALLINToMB-BALLUNTE–BAI.QUHAIN MAINs–

BENHol.M CAsti.E–BLAiks HINNoch — Bltido END–Mr Auld's

experience in connection with the Tilly four herd—Famous ani-

mals at Bridgend bred by Mr. M'Combie—pride of Aberdeen 9th

3253 the highest-price cow of the breed–Knight of the Shire

1699–Mr Auld's aim to collect as many branches of Mr. M'Com-

bie's Queen tribe as are obtainable—BURNshANGIE,

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CHAPTER XII.

ExistiNG scotch HERDs—continued.

GLENcookie—GREYstos E—High prices for animals to New Zealand

and America—GUIs ACHAN–A fashionable herd in the far north

—Splendid collection of Queens—Charmer 2nd 1797, Dewdrop

2581, Heir of Glory 1746, Witch of Endor 3528, Pride of Mul-

ben 3rd 3249, Pride of Aberdeen 18th 4321–HADDo House—

HATToN CASTLE-Mr Gordon Duff's good fortune with the

Queens and Sybils—HAUGHToN–The Leochel Lass family—

HILL of SKILMAFILLY —HILLockhead– Erica 3d 1249 and

Young Wiscount 736–Johnstox—Destruction of the herd by

pleuro-pneumonia — KINNAIRD — The Earl of Southesk, after

trying the “White Faces,” returns to his first love—Ericas,

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("HAPTER XII.

Existix, scotch HERDs-continued.

sconnie Greystose—High prices for animals to New Zealand

and America—GUIs AchAN—A fashionable herd in the far north

—splendid collection of Queens—Charmer 2nd 1797, Dewdrop

25si, Heir of Glory 1746, Witch of Endor 3528, Pride of Mul-

ben 3rd 3249, Pride of Aberdeen 18th 4321–HADoo House—

HArtos Castle–Mr Gordon Duff's good fortune with the

Queens and Sybils—HAvgh roN-The Leochel Lass family—

fill of skiiMAFILLY – HILLockhead– Erica 3d 1249 and

Young Viscount 736–Johnston-Destruction of the herd by

pleuro-pneumonia–KINNAIRD-The Earl of Southesk, after

trying the “White Faces,” returns to his first love—Ericas,

at public sales—SKENE–

from old Braedownie herd

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