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 Color, Chondrodysplasia and Parentage Genotyping with Texas A&M .
We began testing for Chondrodysplasia with Bova Can in Canada, and the testing 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. (Magic, and Fireball were our only Chondro Carriers.)

Our Mature females have now been genotyped - resulting in the majority of our herd being Parentage Verified.

All of our Chondro and PHA results have been released for posting on the ADCA On-Line Pedigree site. We don't test for Chondro or PHA herdwide as our base breeders were tested Non-Carriers of Chondro & we don't have Woodmagic Wheatear in our pedigrees for PHA.
 
The only Vet expenses we've had for the Dexters in the last 20 + 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 - both females were freemartins) Cinderela had twins 11 months earlier and all 5 calves were comparable in size & growth by weaning at 6 months - no grain just hay daily!
                                            
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
 
 
This bull maintains his condition on daily hay, desert pasture, mineral/salt & water. NO GRAIN! He's been with 80 +/- cows for 6 years.
Our herd bull remains with the breeding age females year around,,,,,,, calves arrive  10-12 months of each other beginning at 2 years of age to our now teenaged cows  to 20 yr olds.

Home Page

Kids & Kows" - Our Lifelong Commitment

Dexters

Female Stars in our Herd

More About Dexter Cattle

Breeding Colors & White in Dexters

DNA Testing

CHONDRODYSLPASIA

Breeding/Reproduction - Condition W/Score Chart

PHA- Pulmonary Hypoplasia w/Anasarca

Horn Examples & Polled Info.

Worming & Fly Control

LinebreedingLinebreed

Registration - Tattooing - Cattle Diseases

Our Animals for 2016 AGM - Kansas in June!

POLLED History & English APPENDIX explained

DEXTERS FOR SALE-Thomas'

DEXTER HALTERS

Older Dexter Females

Dexter Semen Available -Thomas'

Lane End Lucifer's Wizard #3556

Herd Sires @ Thomas' 1976-2018

Thomas' Prides Red Baron #4882 Progeny

Thomas' Magic Pride -Sire - Dam - Progeny

Briarwood Blaze O'Glory #10329 - Progeny

Our Dexter TWINS & TRIPLETS

Dexter BEEF

Finding & Choosing Dexters

HISTORICAL DEXTER BULLS

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

A.I. Bulls

English Shepherd Dogs

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

Old Time Shepherds BosMag Rob

Old Time Shepherds BosMag Trey

Old Time Sherperds Bos-Mag Tilli

Arkwright-Thomas' Nanny McPhee

NEW 2018 ES PUPPIES!

Beebe's ToSa Maggie

Thomas' ES X RC Farm Dogs

New 2018 Puppy pictures

Buyers Questionaire & What you get

Contact Us

Links


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

 

[Home Page] [Kids & Kows" - Our Lifelong Commitment] [Dexters] [Female Stars in our Herd] [More About Dexter Cattle] [Breeding Colors & White in Dexters] [DNA Testing] [CHONDRODYSLPASIA ] [Breeding/Reproduction - Condition W/Score Chart] [PHA- Pulmonary Hypoplasia w/Anasarca] [Horn Examples & Polled Info.] [Worming & Fly Control] [ LinebreedingLinebreed] [Registration - Tattooing - Cattle Diseases] [Our Animals for 2016 AGM - Kansas in June!] [POLLED History & English APPENDIX explained] [DEXTERS FOR SALE-Thomas'] [DEXTER HALTERS] [Older Dexter Females ] [ Dexter Semen Available -Thomas'] [Lane End Lucifer's Wizard #3556] [Herd Sires @ Thomas' 1976-2018] [Thomas' Prides Red Baron #4882 Progeny] [Thomas' Magic Pride -Sire - Dam - Progeny] [Briarwood Blaze O'Glory #10329 - Progeny] [ Our Dexter TWINS & TRIPLETS] [Dexter BEEF] [Finding & Choosing Dexters] [HISTORICAL DEXTER BULLS ] [American Min. Cattle Reg - Pacheco/ "Wee Gaelic" ] [A.I. Bulls] [English Shepherd Dogs] [Thomas' Char-Gin Boston, (aka "Boss")] [ Old Time Shepherds BosMag Rob] [ Old Time Shepherds BosMag Trey] [ Old Time Sherperds Bos-Mag Tilli] [Arkwright-Thomas' Nanny McPhee] [NEW 2018 ES PUPPIES!] [Beebe's ToSa Maggie] [Thomas' ES X RC Farm Dogs] [ New 2018 Puppy pictures ] [ Buyers Questionaire & What you get] [Contact Us] [Links]

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