Dexters For Sale
Keep checking back, we will be calving through the winter!
Note: Since we are posting our list of pending deliveries, we are getting a lot of questions about “who has had what.” So, we have started posting calves for sale as they are born. However, we do have a couple deposits for unborn bull calves so those buyers will have first right of refusal on the boys at two months of age. Bloodlines and relatedness to the rest of the herd or other herd bulls is often a consideration, so a deposit holder may not select the same bull you would select.
Here is a sample of some of the calves we are still expecting:
Belle Fourche Kinda Pink X Saltaire Platinum, (around New Years’)
Mrald Sabrina Fair X Belle Fourche Macintosh, (around New Years’)
Belle Fourche Eloise X Belle Fourche Macintosh
Dexter Downs Red Robin X Belle Fourche Macintosh
Belle Fourche Apple X Belle Fourche Mr. Right
Belle Fourche Peach X Saltaire Platinum
Belle Fourche Pollyanna X Belle Fourche Mon Coco
and a few others!
All animals for sale are negative for Chondrodysplasia and PHA, (we do not market carriers of either known Dexter genetic lethal). All animals qualify for ADCA, PDCA, or CDCA Registration.
We will gladly provide any known genotype for any trait, so if you are looking for something in particular, let us know. Although the A2 allele is extremely common in our herd, Belle Fourche Farm makes no claim as to A2 milk making consumers “feel better,” or A2 milk treating or preventing any disease. http://www.nature.com/ejcn/journal/v59/n5/full/1602104a.html http://www.aseanfood.info/articles/11021883.pdf
Click on the animal’s photo or name for more information.
A lovely embryo transfer heifer from a very reliable combination of Mr. Right and Jemma.
This polled black heifer was a repeat breeding of Smarty Pants and Macintosh. We were so pleased with the tremendous backend on the bull calf they had last year (registration pending) that we repeated the breeding and got a heifer with the same backend. Although Macintosh has great udders on his side, Smarty Pants has a lovely udder too, so we expect very good things from this girl.
Another beautiful embryo transfer calf from this outstanding cross. The first bull available from this combination. Outstanding conformation with great udders on both sides; and homozygous polled (will not produce horned calves). Click the names to see more photos.
Belle Fourche Mon Capitan
Sex: Male DOB: 2014-11-28
Sire: Rainbow Hills Big Mac
Dam: Belle Fourche MonAmie
This polled dun calf is the combination of an older-bloodline Belle Fourche cow and Rainbow Hills Big Mac, a bull that has been deceased for a number of years. Straws of Big Mac are hard to find and non-dwarf animals from his old bloodlines were seldom collected. Together it makes an interesting combination of a dun animal with virtually no Woodmagic breeding, giving it more old-time American Dexter body style. This calf has a bit more leg, a level tail set without the "dent" and long hook to pin length with a good angle. These lines produce small birthweight calves but we do not expect this calf to be a shrimp as an adult. We currently have the full brother to this little guy, and he is darling animal that is naturally sociable with people but not at all overbearing.
Follow Pink, a young Dexter cow, as she and her barnyard friends solve the mystery of the stable room monster.
This book was written by our young neighbor. It is a delightful story and features Dexter Cattle, as well as Jacob and Shetland Sheep, Colored Angora Goats, and Icelandic Horses.
Susanne Barnett is a 12 year old girl who loves working with farm animals. She also enjoys writing children's stories. She brought these two hobbies together through "Pink and the Mystery of the Stable Room Monster". Susanne hopes children will not only enjoy the story but will also develop a love for some of the rare breeds of animals that live on American farms.