The history of
Dexter Corner

Enjoy a blast from the past as you scroll through our history.
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Dexter Corner C Ruby Falls

 40″at 3 yrs

Sire Bo Buttersworth
Dam DC Fanciful Shower

Had a bull calf in July 2020 Sired by Grady O’Rourke. 

Dexter Corner Fanciful Shower

 42″ tall  at 9yrs

Sire Dexter Corner JB Royal T
Dam Meadow Beauty’s Fancy

Now residing in Alabama

Dexter Corner "Orlando"

 42″ tall  at 9yrs

Sire Dexter Corner Butler
Dam Dexter Corner Bubbles

He sired over 250 calves in  8 years.

One of the Best of the Breed~!
Neg for BD1 gene A1/A1.

Barnyards Mini Miss Kitty

42″ at 10 years

Sire Barnyard Mini Heart Throb
Dam Barnyard Mini Miss Shelly

A1/A2

Born May 20, 2008
Passed Oct 26th 2018

DC Buttercup

passed on Sept 8, 2015
She was 8 yrs old.
She was a 1 of a kind cow
She was very Special
She is sadly missed………………..

Dam and Sire of DC Buttercup

Dam Petals
June 1998  – Aug 2015. Petals lived to be 17 years old .

Sire Bob Honey

DC Bubbles

38″ at 6 yrs
Produced over 50lbs milk at her peak in her 4th lactation

March 2000 —  July 2006

Dam of DC Orlando

Picture taken 2003

Grady O'Rourke FKF

42″at 4+yrs

Sire DC Prince Charming
Dam FKF Habi

A2/A2
Sire to the 2020 calf crop

DC Dotty Luv

June 2002 – July 2011
“The Perfect Mini Jersey Cow”

DC Roxanne

1998-2010
Dam of  DC DC Dotty Luv
Grand Dam of DC Tiny Luv
Great Grand Dam of DC Lotta Luv

DC Sweet Pea

1995-2009
Grand Dam of Lotta Luv
40″ at 14 years

Ochwilla Hills Alia Dam of DC Lala

Beau Buttersworth"Bo"

Butler

Sire of DC Orlando
Grand Sire of DC Boy George

Bedrocks Reno

Dotty

"All My Children"
(Dear Ones)

Dexter Corner would not be what it is without family.
Allow me to introduce you to mine.

Miniature Belmont Cattle
"Irish Jerseys"

For posterity purposes only~!
All my cattle of today are Mini Jerseys. Not crossed with Dexter or any other breed.
Tim O’Donnell, Jan 22 / 2013

For the past 14 years all cattle have been bred to a Miniature Jersey bull.
I prefer the  Miniature Jersey over the Belmont.
At this time I don’t raise  Belmont/Irish Jersey cattle.
This was a trial and error type project. Mostly supported by Pro Richard Gradwohl.
I leave this info on the web site for anyone who might be interested in this  breed.

In the summer of 1993, I, Tim O’Donnell of Altamont, IL, bred a 40″ Miniature Irish Dexter bull (CP’s Mr. Brown) to six pure bred Jersey cows.  I chose this cross because I was trying to bring the size of the standard Jersey cow back down to the size they were back in the 1950’s.  With this first cross four heifers and two bulls were produced.  The heifers were a more dairy type animal and the bulls seemed to be more of a beef type animal.

In 1994, I bred five more pure bred Jersey cows to a 40″ Irish Dexter bull, (Hilltop Hogan).  From this cross there were three bulls and two heifers produced.  From these two crosses, I culled out the longer legged offspring  and two bulls and four heifers were kept, thus starting the breed now known as “Belmont-Irish Jersey” cattle.  I only kept the cattle which were under 42″ in height and weighed approx. 600 pounds.  

 For 12 years, I  crossed  Irish Jerseys with Lessor Jerseys achieving the goal of all animals being under 42″ tall at maturity of  3 years of age.  They give approx. 20-30 pounds of rich milk per day.  The cows have a very strong motherly instinct and will usually accept a second calf.  Since crossing Lessor Jerseys with Irish Jerseys, both cows and bulls are quite docile with even temperaments with no signs of aggression in the bulls.

"A reminder" - Since the "Belmont" Irish Jersey breed consists of Jersey and Dexter there is a chance of the Achrondoplasia (bulldog gene) appearing in offspring!!

Color – Animals will usually be from shades of dark brown, or bridle to black. Some white spots on the under belly and tail switch are common and acceptable.

Head – Animals will have a broad forehead tapering gracefully toward the muzzle; strong jaw with jaws meeting properly. Eyes should be bright and prominent.

Neck – The neck well set into the shoulders not too thick or too short.

Horns – Belmont cattle will have horns unless bred to a polled animal.

Body – The body should be well proportioned regarding height to length. The typical cow will be refined, feminine in appearance with ample substance. A straight under line with the udder firmly attached in front, and the rear with a strong center suppport. Udder and teats should be of moderate size with teats of equal size, squarely placed on the udder with a clearly defined halving. Animals should exhibit sharpness with strength indicating productive efficiency. The udder should show traits that contribute to adequate yield and long productive life. The typical bull will show a masculine muscular appearance with ample substance. Disposition should be very docile and quiet.

Legs – The legs will be short to moderate, but not excessively long and well placed under the body; forelegs straight and squarely placed; hind legs nearly perpendicular from hock to pastern when viewed from the side and straight when viewed from the rear. Feet short well rounded with deep heel, level sole, and toes properly placed.

Weight – Cows at three years of age and over should not exced 700 pounds live weight. Bulls at three years of age and over should not exceed 900 pounds live weight.

Height – Animals must be 42″ or under at maturity (three years) to be classified as miniature, or over
42″ up to 48″ at maturity to be classified as Mid Size. All measurements at the hip.
For the past 14 years all cattle have been bred to a Miniature Jersey bull.
I prefer the Miniature Jersey over the Belmont.
At this time I don’t raise Belmont/Irish Jersey cattle.
This was a trial and error type project.Mostly supported by Pro Richard Gradwohl.
I leave this info on the web site for anyone who might be interested in this breed.

By crossing the Dexter with the Jersey, improvements to the Dexter udder were acheived. Now, breeding the Lessor Jersey to both Belmont and Dexter cattle, the size has remained under 42" at maturity. There has also been an improvement on disposition and temperament.

** All Belmont cattle are eligible to be registered with the International Miniature Cattle Breeders Society, Covington, WA 98042. Phone (253) 631 – 1991, www.minicattle.com or email – info@minicattle.com.

The Original Website

The original Dexter Corner website was the first breeder website on the internet that informed people of miniature Jersey cattle. Although our site was updated in 2021, we are still proud to hold that place. We invite you to browse a part of the original website.