they originated in southern Irelandduring the 1800s. Then we're brought to North America.
History: disappeared in Ireland, but still maintained as a pure breed in England. It's the smallest breed in 1910. Developed in British isles.
Colors: most are red black and dun in some cases
Markings: minor white marking on the udder or behind the navel.
Uses: they are used both for milk and beef which is called dual purpose. They also were used as labor too.
3 facts: among the smallest of cattle breeds in the world.
They are about half the size f a traditional Hereford.
Dexters are good browsers and can rid pastures of some pest plants and they have been used as oxen as well