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Choctaw Chief 373

Post by jdg » Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:13 am

Anybody ever come across any direct descendants of Choctaw Chief 373, considered one of the foundation bulls of the Red Angus breed? I saw that Halfmann down in texas sold a few bulls last year out of teenage cows that were grandsons. I know he seems to be lined up in some of the early good pedigrees of the RA breed.

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Re: Choctaw Chief 373

Post by 76 Bar » Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:29 pm

373 and his sire Choctaw Chief were indeed foundation sires along with a number of others. Considering the time frame, living direct sons/dtrs of the former are unlikely at this point unless semen/eggs have been stored. Wouldn't be surprised if someone has semen on both 373 & Chief. Vast majority of my foundation RA trace back to Chief genetics.

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Re: Choctaw Chief 373

Post by jdg » Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:11 pm

I have friends with 373 semen that are interested in ET work utilizing the bull. Was wondering what people thought of him, in consideration of a potential partnership. Wanted as much info to know what people thought of him or his direct progeny, and what he did or did not offer the breed.

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Re: Choctaw Chief 373

Post by Ebenezer » Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:09 am

Looked and found a picture. With a quick look and from what it showed- excellent Bonsma type.

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Re: Choctaw Chief 373

Post by 76 Bar » Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:54 am

Appears to be two photos still in circulation at what I'm guessing were taken at youth and maturity. Not surprisingly, the latter depicts him as more impressive than the former. All things considered, for a 65 model beef bull 373's 3,241 recorded progeny is astounding and especially in light of the AAA's stance.
jdg...could be wrong but probably a needle in a hay stack finding contemporary & savvy breeders still utilizing up close Chiga genetics. No question 373 likely had his faults but his remarkable individual performance for that era and subsequent heavy use for decades is nonetheless impressive.

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