We are also offering Knobley Wee Faethe for sale this season. Like her sister she also carries Red (e) from her sire and is a rare opportunity to bring Red and A2 genetics into your Traditional Dexter Herd.
Knobley Wee Faethe - Legacy #L02378TH-16HH
Testing and Genotype/Parental Verification - UCD/Legacy Registered Legacy - Traditional Horned Legacy Registration will be transferred to new owner as well as copies of Test Results
Chondro Carrier - Dwarf A2/A2 PHA Non-Carrier ED/e B/b - Black carries Red and Dun Horned
Born 2/11/16, Wee Faethe will be ready to go to her new home when she is weaned early fall. She is the daughter of Vera J of Paradise and our bull Macklynn. The granddaughter of Brenn of Paradise and Rainbow Hills Big Mac and has an outstanding pedigree containing many of the old traditional bloodlines with Windridge especially on both sides.
Little Wee has an exceptional temperament and is what I've often heard referred to as a "pocket" cow. She loves to be petted and handled and we've already begun her halter training. She is a well-built little heifer and has the conformation, topline, feet and legs that her line is known for. She will make a fine addition to a Traditional Herd and when bred to a Legacy/Trad bull will help to bring Red Dexters back into the Traditional Herds.
Sire: Knobley Macklynn Legacy #L01909TH-14HH Dam: Vera J of Paradise Legacy #L01714TH-14HH
Truth is I'd love to keep her with us at Knobley, and build a really great herd of Traditional Dexters with American Red here. I'm smiling just sitting here dreaming about it. Her and her sisters. They would be ideal foundation cows.
But for now we have to watch our numbers, and I can only keep one, our little red Judith Triu. We're asking $2,000.
Little Judith is a beauty Bill. She is bright red with the same great conformation as her sisters. And that great temperament too, such a sweet little thing.
You know, I smile every time I see her because to me she really shows what can be accomplished with lots of hard work, dedication and a little luck.
She carries the red genes of both Rainbow Hills Sweetie (e) and Mrs. Fermoy (E+). Judy and Gene began the Red Preservation Effort with these 2 older ladies, and now thanks to their actions and with the help from others of us who have joined in, we have a little red female to grow up and take her Granddams' place. The first of many to come. Such a rare little thing.
She is fully tested and registered with Legacy
Dwarf (Chondro carrier) PHA free A2/A1 Red carries Dun - E+/e, B/b
Thanks Bill. We're starting to think about future breeding possibilities for her now. I'd love to be able to find some Big Mac or Red Baron straws, but they can be hard to come by. Other good options are Shaun's Ferdinand and Thomas, or maybe Lir if I can find out more about him. Adam One of Paradise would also be a great choice with A2 and E+ when he is collected and becomes available.
Macklynn is dual registered Legacy and ADCA. His red comes from the Rainbow Hills herd, through his mother CHW Caitlyn and Granddam Rainbow Hills Sweetie. And on the other side his sire (AI) Rainbow Hills Big Mac. The red in the Rainbow Hills herd goes back to the Beerex herd and before that traces back to Yom Kippur of Clove Brook.
Her dam Triu Inion of Paradise is beautiful, deep bodied girl and carries E+ through her mother Legacy Eve of Paradise (sire Brenn). Eve's the daughter of Mrs. Fermoy.
Don't be sorry for the questions. I love to talk Dexter.
I am inspired by all the hard and meticulous work by Judy Sponaugle and Gene Bowen on behalf of the American Red Restoration project, as well as those like yourself who carry it forward.
As I recall the project included the harvesting of eggs from Mrs Fermoy, who was all but barren by then, and the implanting of those eggs into a viable cow! What a process! What an admirable pursuit!!!
I wish there was a way to get all this info together on this site, because everything here gets all buried, unless you can remember what thread heading, and hahaha about remembering!
I'm secretary in the new group Legacy Dexter Cattle Breeders. And one of my goals is to gather information on these types of topics and ongoing projects (the history, accomplishments, the people involved, and what is going on now) so people can see what all is going on in the Traditional Dexter world. And how they can get involved too. We have so many good people that are really dedicated to the Breed and in preserving it for future generations.
Wee Faethe went to her new home today. This one was hard because I've grown so attached to her and really wanted to keep her. But she was such a little trooper. When it was time to leave I just walked into the field and slipped her halter on. She loaded beautifully. Had to jump up into the trailer. LOL! She unloaded just as easily, and we walked her into the field together.
Her new owner is thrilled, and has always wanted a Dexter Shorty milk cow. Wee will be a perfect fit, and when I left was nuzzling her new owner and getting petted. She has a great home!!