When I went to Ireland in 1992 the main Breeders at that time were-Edward Quane-Deerpark, John Ncnally Highfield, O Niel of Ballyart, And certainly Kevin Culhane-Along with Paddy O Callahan their banker who had several exqisite shorthorn and Canadian Hereford Cows I was lucky Enough to visit them all .Quane had a small herd of COMPLETELY DIFFERENT AND UNIQUE FROM EACH OTHER COWS SOME WERE QUITE BEAUTIFUL AND ALL HAD TRADITIONAL SHORTHORN COLORING He also had three bulls he was developing most were mostly red. All the other breeders all over Ireland bought bulls from Deerpark. He had about 15 heifers including blue roans in another field all 'sired" by Dividend Again other than the few blues pretty standard roans. To me the improver influence made them mostly red over there in all the herds. Ive had enough cattle with a ton of dividend in them that I dont quite get the speckled aspect.I think the rusty or spekcled characteristics like Leggs and len ru TA Leader came from thier Improver Dam the Tulip cow I think heres my cow in 1998 that went back to Dividend 5 times and sent a $19000 weaned calf to Australia (1991) She also produced the best bull-female producing animal I will probably ever own in 1997-UB DTR JUNIOR WALKER DO YAKHHHH THINK SHE MIGHT RESEMBLE DIVVVVVVVIDEND??????
Great topic....great stories....I was many times without to read SP topics....this one call my attention and bring me many great info.
But, if so much dirt was swept under the rug, imagine what was not said but was thought by the group members.
Just can imagine....