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, 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. Please check out the following journal article on A2 milk and decide for yourself:
Here is a sample of some of the calves we are expecting in 2015Belle Fourche Pollyanna X Belle Fourche Mon Coco Mrald Shady Lady X Belle Fourche Macintosh Hillview Jan X Belle Fourche Mr. Right WWF Amber Belle X Belle Fourche Lasair Belle Fourche Persephone X Belle Fourche Mon Coco Belle Fourche MonAmie X Mrald Overture Belle Fourche Hermione X Belle Fourche Macintosh
For people looking for unusual Dexters, this is your cow. Not only is Belle Starr homozygous red, homozygous dun, and homozygous polled, but she has blue eyes! (See additional photos.) Belle Starr also comes from some interesting bloodlines. Her dam, HV Platinum Lady Bell, was one of the last Hillview cows, and was Grand Champion female at the 2005 ADCA Nationals. Her sire, Serenity Oak Farm Taco, was also largely of Hillview breeding, and was known for putting outstanding feet, legs, and udders on his offspring. Click on Belle Starr's parents names to see their photos in our herdbook, and click on her name for more photos.
Madeline is a small in stature, polled red cow. She has been a tremendous producer, and has had calves and grandcalves exported to Europe. She is an older cow, but a proven producer, and an excellent mother. She would be a good addition to any herd, but particularly herds that are trying to maintain a smaller frame score but still have improved dual purpose conformation. Madeline has both width and depth, straight legs and good hoof angle. She has good hook to pin length and angle and nice depth of heel. She is a bit "milked down" in the photo due to her thrifty nature, but she gains back nicely between calves.
A darling dun polled heifer with unusual American dun bloodlines (no Woodmagic breeding). She is from our old lines with the additional of Rainbow Hills Big Mac as her paternal grand sire. Her mother, Belle Fourche Mon Chere, is an exceptional cow , and for many years was the only dun animal in our herd because we just could not find any duns of the same quality. Check out Mon Chere's pictures by clicking in her name; and we will post more photos of this little girl, and her sire, very soon.
A brand new homozygous polled black heifer from a very deep cow with a tight, well supported udder, and our herd bull, Belle Fourche Macintosh. Buttercup's sire is Belle Fourche Apple Jack, so Begonia is linebred Belle Fourche Apple. Check out Belle Fourche Apple in our herdbook section; she is an amazing cow. Click on Belle Fourche Begonia for more information.
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.