For DHIA purposes you should register your Rare Breed (with Standard Breed Code in the registered name as the first code field) with the Red & White Association as well as with the Breed Association.
As with all breeds, since the polled gene has become a rare gene in dairy cows, because of the failure to repeat the genes of the horned (ox) family lines, we need to have at least 10 elite cow Sponsers who will flush their cows to top polled bulls to create the bull mothers of the future. We also need member sponsers for each bull of the breed who will raise polled animals to create proofs based upon 100 animals for the families and to provide a nucleus for further choices. Picking top polled cows is important, and to do that we need to have as many cows bred polled to produce the next generation as possible. If you can contribute cows, heifers, and recipients for these projects, please register and let us know what you can contribute.
Please also identify the breed's Dairy polled females with their records if they are elite cows or offspring of an elite animal.
Polled Norway Red Bulls are available from the Millers, Richlo Dairy Farm, see
A heterozygous polled black and white Normade Bull's semen is available from Zane Smith, http://www.normandecattle.com/index.htm Is the Goose Hill Farm website where you will find:
Polled Rocket shown at http://www.normandecattle.com/Normande%20Semen.htm
HETEROZYGOUS POLLED DEXTER/KERRY
Wes and Jane Patton have Champion Red and Champion Black Heterozygous Dexter
Their current website http://www.cwo.com/~jpatton/ shows the red bull Mr. Redfire
Polgaron , is the black polled bull that won the 2000 ADCA show. He is also heterozygous black so sires red too..
Glencara Paddy #3864 EX, polled, black, 44 1/2" and 1,050 pounds
at 4 years, great disposition. Note his offspring do not carry EX. $15/straw
10418 16th St. East
Edgewood, WA 98372
HIGH PRODUCTION DAIRY DEXTERS
No known polled milking Devons are known by us in the USA.. However polled Devons or Red Devons from the north are known polled and becoming prominent in Australia and New Zealand.
Note that these animals seem to be the result of crossing.
If a polled milking animal is desired, a cross of a milking Devon with a listed homozygous polled Jersey, homozygous polled Shorthorn or Red Poll would produce polled offspring. Contact the breed support group listed at http://www.plimoth.org/museum/rarebred.htm
http://www.milkingdevons.org/ is the site for the USA Milking Devon, as bred to other milking animals (principally Durham Shorthorn at the time it is believed. These can be seen besides at Plymouth, at Williamsburg and Cooperstown as well as at the breeders, many of whom are on th WWW under "Milking Devons" in Yahoo.
North Devons are found at:
The South Devon is polled but unrelated and used as a beef animal.
While a "beef" breed, this homozygous polled breed has high milk production and could be used as a way to produce high producing crosses using another dairy animal in the cross. This has been done with Braunvieh in Australia. There is also an upgrade program.
The Red Poll is a nauturally homozygous polled cow used in cheese production in the UK.
http://www.bovine-elite.com/cgi-bin/breeds.cgi?action=breed&bid=10 semen source
The cheese is a creamy good flavoured cheese, great!
Besides the mold you need Turmix 200 sterile steam humidifiers:
For milk product Red Poll and their crosses can be registerd with the Red & White and the WW code used for DHIA.
The Shetland is a small very productive cow suitable as a dual purpose milk cow about the size of a Jersey and capable of delivering without veterinary assistance. Large Simmental cross calves weighing over 100 pounds have been delivered by Shetlands at the Shetland Center Farm. shetlandcentre [email@example.com]
We are attempting to introduce this cow into the USA. If you would support this effort let us know. We could use some polled cows to inseminate for crosses as well as recipients. Contact us if you are interested.
http://personalpages.tds.net/~anna/ LK lineback
At this time we know of no American Lineback that are polled, but a cross with polled Holstein proves the answer and registerable.. Linkback appear to be a Holstein sport usually with exceptional udders and grazing ability.