Pleasant Dawn Seal 2nd

Registr. # 3358731               Birth date:   05/01/1961

      Sire:    HI WAY ROYAL OAK   # 2893468

      Dam:    PLEASANT DAWN PRINCESS  # C448410

Pleasant Dawn Seal 2nd was bred by Lloyd Hatch of Manitoba Canada.  The Hatch herd was undoubtedly one of the best Shorthorn cow herds in all of Canada for many years.  Seal 2nd was leased for many years to American Breeders Service (ABS).  He was so popular as a sire that there is almost no semen left on him.  His daughters were tremendous brood cows. 

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Promise L Par ’71 2nd  

Registr. # 3471502          Birth Date:   Approx. 1966

         Sire:    LILAC PAR 18TH    #3173717

         Dam:   MAID OF PROMISE H 105TH    #3218801

He was a heavily muscled bull for the time with a frame to match.   He was used extensively in the Stout herd in Oklahoma.  Par ’71 also was well balanced and produced many good females. He traced to Haumont breeding. 

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Ridgewood Tracy

Registr. # 3559004 Birth Date: (Unknown)

Sire: Spring Book Robin Hood #260794

Dam: Ridgewood Obee #290059

Ridgewood Tracy was produced by Orval Williams & Son of Odessa, Missouri. He was purchased by the Mysha herd (Norman & Marcia Shaver) and was shown extensively. He weighed over 2700# with structural correctness. He was a true Dual Purpose bull who was used in both beef and dairy Shorthorn herds.

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Roan Harvest Duke

Registr. # 3557467           Birth date:   04/11/1970

        Sire:    CHARBONEAU HARVEST DUKE  # 336766

        Dam:    RED BIRD LADY 3D   # 311219

Roan Harvest Duke was bred at Gustafson’s Wexvale herd.  Duke comes more from the dairy side of Dual Purpose Shorthorns.  He has an interesting pedigree that traces to some outstanding old Shorthorn cow families.  He was a bull that was safe to use on heifers.


Rosa's Commands 05

Registr. # 4105871            Birth date:  03/31/2005

        Sire:    PROMISE M COMMAND 97   # 3976776

        Dam:     ROSABELL 302ND    # 3991129

Rosa’s Commands is a very thick bull as shown in his picture.  He is linebred which makes him a strict outcross for many other Native “Heritage” Shorthorns.  He was used successfully for many years in the Hidden Hill Farm Shorthorns in both their purebred operation and in their custom meat program.  He was a true Dual Purpose bull.

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Scottshill Major Clark

Registr. # 3536807           Birth Date:   9/10/1963

     Sire:  LAFRAISE DUKE 3D     # MS79581 

     Dam:   LADY KIMBERLY    #  MS278298


Scottshill Major Clark was the Junior and Grand Champion bull at the 1965 All American Dairy Show.  He is the sire of Clark, Columbus, Thornwood Major, and Spiro.   Through his sons he has had a tremendous impact on the Shorthorn industry, especially Heritage Shorthorn.

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Smallflower Leader 2nd

Registr. # 3407739 Birth Date: 6/6/1968

Sire:  BUTTE LEE LEADER 2ND # CB415930


Smallflower Leader 2nd was a large polled bull (over 3000#) that was raised by W. J. Small & Sons of Canada. He was purchased by KABSU and John Teagardin. The Kansas State Beef Program used him in beef trials and he was used extensively by Leonard Bingham in his breeding program. Smallflower was a “rugged bull” that contrasted in both size and scale with most of the his contemporaries.



Registr. # 3534243  Birth Date:   1972

Sire:     SCOTSHILL MAJOR CLARK    # 3536807

       Dam:    TOMAHAWK FAIR DUCHESS # 3560873

Spiro is a Graham Land & Livestock Co. bull that is a son of Scottshill Major Clark.  Spiro is the sire of such famous bulls as GX Spiro’s Plumber 528X and Mr. Minot.  He also sired two National Champion females.  Spiro’s nickname was Muscle Man because of his record setting rib eye measurements.  He was an extremely popular bull in his time and was used by a large number of Shorthorn breeders.

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Spruce Hill Image

Registr. # 3700761            Birth date:  09/05/1979

        Sire:    CROMELLAR IMAGE SEAL   # 3582862

        Dam:    OAK GROVE'S ROSETTE 5   # 3637869

Spruce Hill Image was a white bull that goes back to Canadian Image and Hillview Hobo on his sire’s side and Par Defender on his dam side.  He was a tall bull by most standards, but was a very popular bull for his time.  He is useful in a Dual Purpose Shorthorn breeding program to blend adequate size with other genetic characteristics.

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TCC Chinook

Registr. # 3677870 Birth Date: 1/16/1976

Sire: GX Ridge Runner X 628 ASA #3642788

Dam: Thornwood Royal Teri ASA #354009

TCC Chinook sired a National Champion cow and has one of the best pedigrees in the Shorthorn breed. On the sire side he traces to Columbus and his dam, Thornwood Royal Teri, was a long lived productive cow that was the dam of many show winners including the famous Miss Springfield. Chinook a smooth correct bull that who was low maintenance and had a practical side beyond his prodigious production of show winning offspring.


Tea for the Tillerman

Registr. # 3582798               Birth date:   07/23/1974

        Sire:    COLUMBUS   # 3540006

        Dam:    PRINCESS ELVA 4TH   # 3540015

Tea for the Tillerman, a Columbus son, was used successfully in the herds of several major USA Shorthorn breeders during the late 1970’s and early 1980’s, including the Woodside herd in Pennsylvania.  He was line bred with Scottshill Major Clark on both sides of his pedigree.  He was a large stretchy bull that “brought a lot to the table”.  He added size while maintaining milk and productivity.  


TPS Coronet Leader 21st

Registr. # 3098353               Birth date:  10/15/1960

        Sire:    CORONET MAX LEADER   # 2887446

        Dam:    NONPAREIL LADY 163D   # 2906288

TPS Coronet Leader 21st was a large bull in a world dominated at the time by small (belt-buckle) cattle.  He was a stout and thick bull that has sired many famous Shorthorn sires such as Kinnaber Leader 6th and 9th.  His importance to the Shorthorn breed should not be underestimated.  American Breeders Service (ABS) promoted him as a changer bull that would bring the Shorthorn out of the wilderness of small cattle into the world of functional productive cattle.  Leader 21st lead that charge.

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TPS Coronet Leader 61 st

Registr. # 3261776             Birth date:  02/26/1965

Sire:     CORONET MAX LEADER   # 2887446

Dam:     ROSEWOOD CORONITA 56TH  #3115123

TPS Leader 61st was half brother to Leader 21st, since Coronet Max Leader was their sire.  What sets him apart is that he is more of a linebred bull.  He was thick with adequate size.  He is not well known in the Shorthorn breed today but he has the potential, with proper matings, to propagate positive old Shorthorn genetics.

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Thornwood Major

Registr. # 3538036          Birth Date:   01/15/1970

         Sire:     SCOTTSHILL MAJOR CLARK     #3536807

         Dam:    THORNWOOD ROYAL DOT     # 297556

Thornwood Major is another Graham Land & Livestock bull that was used extensively in the 70’s.  He combined muscling with scale, as breeders tried to move beyond the “belt buckle” debacle.  Another important aspect was longevity.  His dam, Thornwood Royal Dot, was flushed at 16 years of age.  Cows with this ability are absent is today’s show-obsessed Shorthorns.

A limited amount of his semen is available for purchase—see Semen/ Heritage-Native Page

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Registr. #  3769061               Birth Date:   11/09/1983

     Sire:     MEADOWBROOK PRINCE 16TH    #3594057 

     Dam:    WEXVALE PRINCESS CASSIE      #3562446 

Polar Bar combines the best of Meadowbrook and Wexvale breeding.  His great grandam is Lakeside Princess 4th who was basically the foundationcow for the Wexvale herd of Michigan.  She was purchased at 6 weeks of age and her influence on the Wexvale herd was extensive.  His sire, Meadowbrook Prince 16th, had a long positive track record in the Meadowbrook herd and produced many outstanding offspring.  Polar Bar combines the best of true Dual Purpose Shorthorn breeding. 

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