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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.

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Another early reference to color...

Thomas Shaw (1843-1918), in "The study of breeds in America: cattle, sheep and swine" gave the following description of color which seems to contradict Lydekker's "without a light dorsal streak" and makes no mention of either red or roan:

"The color most in favor is a rich black with, in some instances, a ridge of white along the back and a white streak under the belly, but some are black, brown, black and white and brown and white."

Silver Dexter newborn that will become dun colored.

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