Thomas' Dexters
   
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History of Thomas' Dexters
We began our "Life with Dexter's" in January of 1976. Our search found a 3 month old bull calf available on the West Coast. He was 2 before we found a female, she was bred, and soon we had 2 males and 1 female. After breeding our pair, we found ourselves with 3 males, 1 female!
We have found through the years this was the 1st of many "Dexter Tests" as a Breeder!
In 1983 our all Black Dexters produced our first Red calf. Within three years we had three Red females. After researching pedigrees, we found there were large numbers of Reds registered in the older Herd books, but none were currently listed. We decided to attempt breeding more Red colored Dexters while improving the conformation and production capabilities. Our herd numbers over 150 head at this time, about 50% are Red.
We have great concern for the integrity of the Breed. We guarantee honest, timely paperwork, and are available to assist in any way we can.
Our Sires have  all been Parentage tested.
In the 80's we Blood typed with Ohio State Univ., then DNA testing was developed and we used the ImmGen Lab.in Texas. They closed and we transferred all our records to Texas A&M. We now do our DNA testing for Red, Dun,  Chondrodysplasia and Parentage Genotyping with Texas A&M .
We began testing for Chondrodysplasia with Bova Can in Canada, and the test for red began with Genetic Visions Lab.
All our sires, including the bulls we've had collected for AI sales have been tested for Chondrodysplasia & PHA. (all since Magic are Non-Carriers for both....Magic was a Chondro Carrier) .
We're getting our females tested, albeit a few at a time. All of our Chondro and PHA results have been released for posting on the ADCA On-Line Pedigree site.
 
Our herd bull remains with the breeding age females year around. The cows almost always produce offspring within 12 months of each other.
The only Vet expenses we've had for the Dexters in the last 19 + years has been for Health Certificates (required for Out of State transported animals) and the heifers State required Brucellosis vaccination.  
 The Dexter is truly a Productive, Healthy, Thrifty Breed!                                                     
                                             
Cinderela & her Triplets 2006 (2 black females 1 red male)
                                            
We offer young heifers, bulls and steers year around. Check with us for breeding age or bred females. (multiple purchase discounts offered)         
 
We're happy to direct you to other breeders & offer assistance in any way we can! 
 
 Our current Herdsire Thomas 'RY Red Etu  (E2) #024703
 
 
 

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Kids & Kows" - Our Lifelong Commitment

Dexters

Female Stars in our Herd

More About Dexter Cattle

Breeding Colors & White in Dexters

DNA Testing

Breeding/Reproduction - Condition W/Score Chart

CHONDRODYSLPASIA

Horn Examples & Polled Info.

PHA- Pulmonary Hypoplasia w/Anasarca

Registration - Tattooing - Cattle Diseases

Worming & Fly Control

LinebreedingLinebreed

POLLED History & English APPENDIX explained

Our Animals for 2016 AGM - Kansas in June!

DEXTER HALTERS

DEXTERS FOR SALE-Thomas'

Older Dexter Females

Dexter Semen Available -Thomas'

Briarwood Blaze O'Glory #10329 - Progeny

Our Dexter TWINS & TRIPLETS

Thomas' Magic Pride -Sire - Dam - Progeny

Herd Sires @ Thomas' 1976-2013

Thomas' Prides Red Baron #4882 Progeny

Lane End Lucifer's Wizard #3556

Finding & Choosing Dexters

Dexter BEEF

A.I. Bulls

HISTORICAL DEXTER BULLS

American Min. Cattle Reg - Pacheco/ "Wee Gaelic"

English Shepherd Dogs

Thomas' Char-Gin Boston, (aka "Boss")

Beebe's ToSa Maggie

ES PUPPIES!

Arkwright-Thomas' Nanny McPhee

Thomas' ES X RC Farm Dogs

Contact Us

Links


Thomas' Dexters
Sandi & Al Thomas
P.O.Box 135
Antelope, OR 97001
 

 

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