Burnett’s Republican, or Oreo as breeder Jessica Alvarez calls him, was purchased by The Watusi Ranch in 2012 at 2 years old. Sired by Heiken’s Ark Bon Fire and out of dam China Doll, this foundation pure bull’s black and white genetics have proven to be dominant, coloring 5 out of 6 of his 2015 calves out of 5 red and white cows.
As you can tell from the photos below, Oreo is a very photogenic Watusi bull whose favorite pastime is sticking his horns in the dirt and tossing it in the air. The Watusi Ranch has several of his calves for sale; visit them on Facebook or send them an email.
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This bull speaks for himself. He was bred, raised and utilized by the J Heart Farm in Water Valley, KY. This bull is the result of the crossing a several old and famous bloodlines and is a great representation of both.
This colorful bull was used for a number of years by Bar G Watusi in Castle Dale, Utah. Many of Big Mac’s offspring and descendants have been shown to the extent that he has been the Premiere Sire at the Colorado State Fair multiple times.
Liar’s Lake Kenya Jim was born to the herd of Texas Safari owned by the late A. C. Parsons, Clifton, Texas. He was purchased as a youngster by Liar’s Lake of Sparta, Missouri and served as their premier herdsire for many years. Kenya Jim’s dam, Kathy (from Catskill Game Farm) was one of the highest selling females in the breed, ultimately selling for $40,000.00. His sire, Heinz, was owned and utilized by the Catskill Game Farm, Catskill, New York one of the premier breeding operations of the breed.
Fonz, a Grandson of the famous Man Dingo was a great producer in his own right. He sired many colorful and correct calves which have been successful in the show ring as well as making their own contributions to the breed. Fonz was bred by Robert Baney of Sterling, Colorado and was purchased and used as a main herdsire by Liar’s Lake of Sparta, Missouri for years.
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