Canadian/American Registered Red Bull
Sweetbrier Epic Lad
Date of Birth – 6-30-17
American Highlands Ranch
About Epic Lad: Epic Lad was born in Canada. - Both parents, Epic’s Sire & Dam’s line are direct into Scotland. His breeding & genetics are superb. Reading a printout of his lineage is like reading a who’s who of some of the best Highland ranches, farms & breeders of the British Commonwealth. His line is historic. It contains a listing of Championships, Grand Championship & Overall Supreme Championship from the Royal Agricultural shows in Ontario, to the Royal in Toronto. - Champion & Championships from Canada to New York to the National Western to recognized breeding over three continents Europe, North America & Australia ... Epics lineage & fore-bearers have been recognized as containing among the best of the best of Canada, Great Britain & Scotland; Names that include great breedings from Douneside, Benmore, Sunset, Windrush, Glencoich, Scone Palace and Ormsary of Scotland & the renowned Glen Osprey Farm of Canada. In the US, Epic Lad has certainly proven himself to be worthy of his great line. For us … Epic has been beyond outstanding. - He’s been a tested & proven primary breeding bull and a well tested & proven top of the line AI Bull. – Epic has simply been a super bull. - An ultimate Heritage Highland Bull in looks, personality, breeding and the amazing quality of his calves. Overall Epic has been such a successful breeder that too often we have to keep him sequestered from his number of offspring and certain dams on our ranch scheduled to be AI’D by others which keeps him deprived of his family, his fold, his potential & breeding. As much as it breaks my heart, for Epic's sake & for the benefit of the Highland breed, Epic should have a new fold. Epic is young, strong, athletic & virile. He just turned 6, has lots of fans & a great following. He is extremely gentle and kind with us, the fold and with our visitors & guests. People have driven hundreds of miles and flown from across the country & Canada to come visit, see & interact with Epic and his offspring.
Lastly, I bring up the following because most that are newer to Highland breeding & the industry generally do not realize that in addition to genetics and proper nutrition how important low stress is to the success of one's foundational breeding fold. Epic is extremely gentle and kind with us, our fold and with our visitors & guests. As mentioned, Epic has lots of fans and a great following. People have driven hundreds of miles plus and have literally flown more than a thousand miles from across the country & Canada to come visit, see & interact with Epic and his offspring. The reason that's important is because Epic has met & interacted with literally thousands of people of all ages. Children and adults from less than a year old to 97 years old have combed, brushed, fed, leaned on him & laid on him. He’s been super gentle & very considerate toward his fold as well as toward all that have come to see him. – Also important to us & any high end genetic considering breeder … In conformation to the Heritage Highland standards, Epic has flowing hair, a superb dossan and he’s proportionate from front to back. He's muscular and his top line is straight & superb as it should be for a top of the line Highland. There’s no U spined swayback in this Highland Bull. Epic is a descendant of Champions. He’s Heritage. He carries himself across fields & pastures with grace, elegance, pride and all the youthful athletic majesty that makes him so wonderful & at times even amazing to see. As a result Epic was just chosen to breed another dozen plus by either AI or live cover. We and breed conscious breeder customers could have chosen from any number of Champions and Grand Championship lines from our inventory of dozens of championship lines to up-class their breeding. However, It was Epic that was chosen. Not just for his renown and being one of the best known foreign born examples of a Heritage Highland Champion line Bull living in the US today, but because most of the heifers are to become the foundation or foundational for a new herd. As top line breeders know well, top of the line genetics, low stress and an excellent temperament are foundational to and can be absolutely critical to the successful building of a solidly based, healthy Highland herd. - Epic’s classic looks, low stress temperament and the amazing quality of his offspring is why so many have driven or flown more than a thousand miles to see him & his fold. Why professional photographers travel and pay to photograph him and his offspring. Regarding additional data, Epic is sufficiently known with plenty of photos, comments, videos and information that has been written about him that only requests with offers that include information regarding the facilities that are being offered for him will be considered. This majestic specimen of the Highland breed deserves to be appreciated, respected, cared for and treasured as he has been by us and so many of his fans & followers. - Interested? Please forward info to: AmericanHighlandsRanch@yahoo.com
or call Dee Quinly at 719 510 1102.
American Highlands Ranch
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