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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, September 03, 2006

Sasha, dun heifer calf

One can see from this photo of a dun heifer calf maybe why the early Dexter registries listed the color dun as red. I believe that it was in the 1970's the distinction of being two colors, dun and red, was made in the UK. There were dun Dexters in the early and original American Dexter herds and in the 1980's dun was given a separate color distinction in the U.S. registry. Registrations were listed as red/dun since many breeders weren't sure of which. While originally black was the popular Dexter color, later importations increased the number of dun and red Dexters in North America.

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