Lars was a fall-born calf in 2015 to a quality older cow with an exceptional udder and feet that have never been trimmed. Always good-natured, Lars would prove to be one of the biggest bulls we had ever bred, topping out at about 2200 pounds. His offspring have proven to be well-developed for their age, with good dispositions.
Lars is homozygous for Dominant black at the MC1R Gene (E locus) and carries a single copy of the PMEL17 dilution gene at the D locus. What this means is that he will ONLY produce calves in the black spectrum: i.e. black, dun or silver, depending on the color of the cow. He does not carry a red gene at the MC1R locus and CANNOT produce calves that are red, yellow or white.
Despite the fact that Lars weighed 90# at birth, his calves have been by far the smallest we have had in all our years breeding Highland cattle. Our first calf heifers produced 45-60# calves sired by him, with a the older experienced cows having offspring in 70s up to mid 80s for a high birthweight of BULL calves.
You can't beat the combination of color paired with plenty of breed character, quality and class.
Never defeated in his Division Rebel's only loss during his show career, was to a farm mate at the 2006 Royal Winter Fair in Toronto where he none-the-less took Reserve Grand Champion. That was the only show that he did not receive Grand Champion Bull. He won at a number of venues, but the highlight of his career was no doubt the 2005 Royal, where he was both Grand and Supreme Champion and in 2007 when he went into retirement with the laurels of yet another Royal Grand Championship.
Rebel never missed a beat after his show career. He was imported to the USA and went right into the breeding herd. His feet never required trimming during his entire breeding career. Always easy to handle, good to look at and prepotent as a sire, he passed his impeccable traits on to his offspring.
Unsurpassed for beauty and style, Rebel passes these characteristics on to his sons and daughters.
If you are after a potential show ring winner, Rebel can produce magnificent animals that will excel in the ring. He has proven that time and time again.
Rebel's daughters have proven to be exceptional members of the herd, with that renowned Highland mothering ability paired with good, level udders and small teats.
Daughter LEA Hedy returning to the NWSS to win Grand Champion Cow/Calf