Our Dexter Herd
Our focus on breeding is for Legacy and Traditional bred animals, but we do have some beautiful Modern bred cows that we love dearly, and hold onto. We prefer dwarf cattle and actively breed for chondro-carriers.
We are focused on selecting cattle for low birth weight, but fast growing after birth. We want milky cows with nice tight udders, as they produce those fast growing calves we love to see. While A2/A2 milk is preferred from our cows, it is lower on our list of needs for a good breeding cow.
All of our breeding herd is DNA genotyped and registered with Legacy Dexter Cattle Registry. Some animals are also registered with ADCA and/or PDCA also (all are eligible). Our entire herd has been tested to be PHA negative, so all offspring are obligate negative for PHA. We only test for chondro where there is a question, the majority of our animals are very obviously one or the other. As a gentle reminder, chondro carriers should only be bred to non-carriers. When breeding a carrier to a non-carrier there is zero chance of a bulldog calf.