genotyped and parentage verified with UC Davis genotyped with Cothran's lab at TAM
fully DNA tested
Pure black Ed/Ed B/B Horned Chondro carrier (short legged) A2/A2 beta casein PHA free without Wheatear in his pedigree 39" hip and shoulder at 3 years old 41.5" shoulder at 6 years old Birth weight 27#. Calf weight of Dexter calves born at Paradise Farm 25# to 35#. Calves born elsewhere, of all breeds, are reported to include a 45# calf and a 51# calf. All except two of his calves have grown to be no taller than their dams. Excellent feet and legs. Flat and level topline with level tailset. Carries medium sized udders with long, straight, easy-milking teats. Genstar tested, quality=good, tenderness=good, feed efficiency=good His fertility was tested and he was labeled "the second best bull or any breed" that had been collected at North American Breeders, Inc. His semen is packed in the highest quality semen extender at the rate of 40 million sperm per straw, instead of the usual 12 million. His fertility is so high that he was called "Old Sure Shot" by the technician. His offspring shoud inherit this same high fertility. One has already been tested and shown to have inherited the same high fertility. His temperament is extremely gentle. He is a perfect gentleman and produces calves with the same gentle nature.
Brenn is descended from the Windridge herd, which produced outstanding dual purpose Dexters. He is the result of excellent cows and bulls and exacting selection. His offspring are disposed to be very similar to him.
I thought it might be informative for some to read what I routinely answer when asked if I have semen available:
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Mr. & Mrs. Doe,
I do have semen available for Brenn of Paradise. Thank you for selecting him. You have chosen an outstanding bull with excellent conformation. Not only that, but he is descended from a long line of similar bulls and cows, and has a large number of offspring for you to review. This will let you feel confidant that the calves you get from using Brenn will inherit the same fine attributes he has.
Here is a link to a folder of Paradise bulls, including Brenn, his offspring, his sire and his granddam:
Brenn weighed 27 pounds at birth and his offspring are normally between 27 and 35 pounds, with one lighter and 3 heavier. He is homozygous for the gene that makes a cow give A2 beta casein in her milk. He was the first Dexter to be tested for A2. He is PHA-Free, one of the first ever tested for that. Brenn is pure black (ED/ED B/B). He does not carry red or dun. He has beautiful white horns with black tips.
He is a dwarf Dexter, meaning he carries the chondro gene that causes his short legs. That is also the gene that is responsible for bulldog calves. There is a chance of producing a bulldog calf if you breed two carriers of the chondro gene together. That makes it important to know the chondro status of any females you want to breed Brenn to. I do not recommend breeding him to any short legged, dwarf, chondro carrying (3 ways of saying the same thing) cow or heifer.
If you haven't already done so, you should have your females tested for chondro before using Brenn semen to AI them.
Brenn has nearly perfect feet. His sire did too. His granddam never needed any attention to her hooves in 17 years. Brenn's legs are just as good. He has a straight, level topline, with a level tailset. A deep brisket and broad chest. His butt is noteworthy for its width and beefiness. Not at all like so many narrow "torpedo butt" bulls.
You should contact your AI technician to determine the number of straws you should buy. He will probably want you to have at least one extra straw on hand during the process. Some want to use two straws on each female to insure success, but that should not be necessary with Brenn semen. He was collected by North American Breeders, Inc., and fully tested for fertility. They called him "the second best bull of any breed" that they had ever collected. His semen is packed in the highest quality extender and each straw contains 40 million sperm instead of the customary 12 million.
You must have available a nitrogen storage tank to hold the straws until time to use them. The straws will come in a temporary shipping tank that is only good for about a week. The straws have to go into a permanent tank and the shipping tank has to be returned. It comes prepaid for the return.
I will get you a quote for shipping to the shipping address, once you tell me exactly where you want it shipped, with ZIP code and a phone number. That will normally be the address of the person that will do the AI procedure.
You send me a check for the amount of the straws plus the shipping. As soon as I get your check, I will release the straws for shipping from NAB. They will normally ship them the first Monday after that, so the straws will arrive before the weekend.
Brenn's straws are $25 each, or 10 for $225. Add the amount of the shipping quote and send me a check.