Olde Towne Farm in Central Virginia -- We've reduced the prices on our Dexters that are for sale and have added an additional bull. You can see the updated website here: www.dextersfor.com. I can answer your questions or provide additional information if you email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!
Bill, Echo's dam is 10-1/2 (OTF's Kate). (Kate's dam lived to 18 -- she was one of the first two Dexters we got from Judy Sponaugle). I say "may" because one can never depend on an animal's lifespan, no matter how great their care. Kate gave me a scare during the winter when she lost a good deal of weight; she had been confirmed pregnant at the time the vet examined her and suspected an "absorption issue." Her tests revealed nothing and I was told to feed her A LOT and see how she did. It resolved on its own after much grain was consumed and now she's showing signs of getting ready to calve. I hope the calf will be okay. I also wonder how many other "Windridge" animals are still breeding.
Hey, I'm sure there are roads to your house, right? LOL.
Windridge Bantrybeth died in an accident when she was 17 years old and about two weeks from calving. I have her daughter, Bambi of Paradise, and her granddaughter, Bambina of Paradise as my herd leader and number two. I also have her great-grandson, McBrenn of Paradise, as my bull.
I had Windridge Nollaig as my herd bull for long enough to sire Brenn of Paradise out of Bantrybeth's daughter, Jams Bantrybevin. Brenn sired everything here since 2006, continuing the Windridge line.
Legacy Eve of Paradise has no Windridge ancestors. That is why I bred her to Brenn for 4 daughters and one grandson that do carry Windridge blood.
The male Windridge line is quite a remarkable line. Counting backwards from Brenn, there is:
Windridge Nollaig (Noelly) Reality Dugan (the Windridge herd bull) Brendan o'Briar Hill Cranworth Pilgrim Trillium Cluny
All are sought-after bulls, but one that cast his own confrmation to the line was Parndon Bullfinch. He came into the line through his grandson, Jamie O'Callen.
The cows are of equal quality, though their effect is not as widespread. Counting back from Brenn you can find:
Jams Bantrybevin Windridge Bantrybeth Alice of Old Orchard Peerless Leah Coreen o'Briar Hill
Counting forward from Brenn you will find exceptional Dexters spread across much of the country, from Florida to Colorado to Ohio and New York and most of the states this encompasses.
I just bought two new heifers to bring my stocking rate up to max. Both are Windridge descendants. That was a requisite for consideration.
OTF's Echo carries this same rich blood in her veins.
LOL, Yes Gale, A long and winding road, three mountain ranges, and a Great Plain or two!
Too bad no one seems to know of anyone who does air transport of large beasties. I recall an historic newspaper article about a famous cow that was flown across the USA, being milked and parachuting milk containers as she went!
Gene , I'm glad to know you are going to have your herd back up to capacity, and so quickly! (though I'm sure it was not so quick for you.) Keep puttin' out those Shiny Windridges, please. The more the merrier!