Quill, was an underestimated and overlooked bull and a leading sire of over 60" daughters. in the 1990's
Numerous bulls then were known for a few over 60" daughters, but probably no one listed or acknowledgeed Quill as a very high percentage sire. Although he had less than 10% as many registered calves as Measles Super Ranger, he has over half as many over 60" daughters. It’s not how many quality animals sired, but rather what percent achieve the high quality status. Let’s look at the Quill record.
Quill was bred and raised by DCCI and his second owner was Linhill Farms of South Carolina.
Quill at the time of his passing had near 60" himself.
Quill’s top weight was 2020 lbs. At one time, he was the first and only over one ton black bull.
Quill sires dark colors and often black, brindle and grullo.
Quill’s sire, Lockhorn was one of the first over 60" sires. Lockhorn was bred and raised by DCCI. Later he was bred or owned by: TD Kelsey, Tom Brundage and El Coyote.
Quills daughter Sara Sam owned by Dr. Darlene Aldridge measured over 69" at age 8.
Quill’s daughter "Hubbells Black Beauty" measured over 62" at age 5 and won the Great Lakes Horn Contest Class #7. She also was judges 1st Class 14 and Reserve Champion Jr. Cow of the Great Lakes Show.
Quill’s daughter "Quills Fet" was over 60" and produced an over 60" Shadow son.
Quill’s daughter, over 60" "Zuill was dam of Zanzibar, a DCCI herd sire.
Quill’s daughter "Quillette" was over 60", the dam of two fine herd sires.
Quill was sire of "Quorum" a young sire of great color and horn.
Quill was broke to ride and moved smoothly not only at a walk but he would circle and figure 8 at a lope. Great disposition.
Quill semen is still available at only from DCC.
Quill crossed great on Senator, Zhivago, and numerous lesser known bloodlines.
Quill sireed great conformation, great milking daughters, dark rich colors and more horn than all but a few bulls.