Dexters For Sale
Note: Since we are posting our list of pending births, we are getting a lot of questions about “who has had what.” So, we have started posting calves for sale as soon as they are born.
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, just let us know. Although the A2 allele is very common in our herd, we have seen nothing published in support of the A2 hypothesis in over a decade. Belle Fourche Farm makes no claim as to A2 milk making consumers “feel better,” or A2 milk treating or preventing any disease. Because of this, we feel it would be unfair to advertise animals as A2 or to price them differently. Here is a sample of current literature on A2 milk.
Here is a sample of some of the calves we are expecting:Hillview Lady Leah X Belle Fourche Clay Belle Fourche Eloise X Belle Fourche Macintosh Belle Fourche Canela X Belle Fourche Gruffalo Belle Fourche Apple X Belle Fourche Mr. Right Belle Fourche Virginia X Belle Fourche Mon Coco Belle Fourche Penny Lane X Belle Fourche Mon Coco Belle Fourche Baby Pink X Mrald Absolutely Perfect
This polled dun heifer shows some great potential and some very unique bloodlines for a dun! We do not know yet if she is homozygous or heterozygous polled, but we will update her entry when we get more information. Click on her name for more photos.
This is a black, polled heifer sired by our beloved Macintosh. Her dam, Kylie, is sired by a bull that is largely our breeding, and Kylie has a lovely udder as does her dam and paternal granddam. Both Macintosh and Kylie have very sweet, very easy-going dispositions. Click on her name for more photos!
This homozygous polled red heifer is a real charmer with lots of personality. She is a carbon copy of her mother's conformation, but with her father's dished head. Lots of heel depth, good hip length and hook to pin length and angle. Click on her name and her sire and dam, for more photos!
Born at only 17 pounds, Thumbelina is the smallest birthweight calf we have had. She did not appear to be premature and we first discovered her trotting along next to her mom through the woods, like any other calf. Thumbelina has Rainbow Hills Big Mac on both sides and he was known for small birth weights. Her mother is a small cow. Regardless, we have waited over two months to post her on our website because we wanted to make sure she was a good healthy calf... and she is definitely that. This little girl holds her own, playing and skipping and pushing heads with the other calves, and has maintained the width and body length she has had since birth. She also seems to have an extra dose of personality. Her dam has a lovely udder with a forward front udder attachment, high and wide rear udder attachment, and nearly perfect teat spacing. Thumbelina carries both red and dun and is homozygous polled.
This is a homozygous polled red heifer with lots of Mr. Right in her pedigree! She also comes from a heavily muscled dam with a terrific udder. Teresa has a very stout build with lots of width and depth. Click on her name for more photos.
Reg #: 00000
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.