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Welcome to the first Dexter cattle blog to disseminate information for members of the Purebred Dexter Cattle Association of North America (PDCA) and for those with a curiosity about Irish Dexter cattle, cattle in general, as well as news from the PDCA. Expressions of opinion are to not be regarded as expressing the official opinion of the PDCA unless expressly stated. Hopefully you will find something here of interest and don't overlook browsing through the archives. Comments are welcomed.

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

True or False?

Most quality Dexters are under 42 inches.

False. Most Dexter breed standards specify the height of bulls to be 38" to 44" and cows to be no less than 36" and up to 42". All Dexters that fall within the breed standards merit equal consideration for quality based on the individual animal. If one was to use height as a measurement for "quality" then Dexters on the bottom of the height scale would generally be of lesser quality due to the problems inherited with chondrodysplasia.

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