Duffryn is a small herd almost entirely made up of pure "Woodmagic" cattle, in fact I just have the one other cow Nutlin Ginger Spice and her calf Duffryn Hint of Spice, Spice is almost entirely Woodmagic and Doesmead breeding, Doesmead is one of the herds Beryl, the original owner of Woodmagic cattle started with.
I am from Wales UK and my family have farmed for 100s of years but as a child I took a fancy both to Kerry cattle when we visited Ireland and to the Dexters that I saw at shows over here, my Dad was firm and clear....NO!
So when my dairy herd had to go I got to thinking, as I really missed cows, so I carefully researched Dexters, discovered there was a lot more to the breed than....small!!! This made me take my time as I wanted to be sure what type I wanted to breed before I started, so I looked at a fair few herds before making the decision that I liked the Woodmagic type best. A decision that proved a delight in many ways as Beryl in an extremely short time became a very close friend and we emailed daily.
Due to her disabilities in late life her cattle were largely untouched, so when they arrived they were pretty wild but it wasn't long before they liked a back scratch, one in particular became so fond of me that if she realised another cow was getting attention it wasn't beneath her to T bone the other cow! So I had to watch I didn't get a bump at the same time. After over half a lifetime with cattle that was the first time I had come across a jealous cow....of the bovine variety!