Ashott Barton Gitano
A short legged Dexter bull out of Ashott Barton Ruby F21587 (UK 342806 600058) by Stargate Pendragon M4697 (UK 280083 330007).
In Devon County Show 2003, Judge Lisa Bell Awarded Reserve Champion Cow, Reserve Champion Dexter, 1st in class.
Gitano has been mentioned in another article on our site
Gitano is the half brother of Ashott Barton Rowena (dam line), Redwing and Minnie Moo (sire line) the heifers presented at the Dexter sale. Like his mother he is a jet black, short legged animal. His sire is a red bull that carries the red gene from his dam and sire lines. Gitano is parent verified
Ruby was a superb short legged cow of endearing character. She was a beefy but high yielding cow with an excellent udder, the hallmark of Knightsway cows She is the daughter of Sollershope Maverick M3355 and Knightsway Rowena F17702.
Ashott Barton is an organic hill farm in the HLS, on Exmoor. Our land is at 1100 to 1300feet. The cattle are reared very extensively, ranging over rolling herb rich pastures. In the winter the Dexters live out with access to an Exmoor Linhey for shelter and hay. Even in February’s 2 foot snows they were out and about.