Get in touch with the breeder and find out who he sells to. Talk to them, ask for an honest opinion. Ask the breeder if you can come help when he works cattle. If he agrees, then you can evaluate them up close and in action for yourself. If he says "no", see the thread on these boards regarding everyone's favorite breed(s), shift gears, and pick a different type of cattle. Unless, of course, you are one of those type of cattlemen who thinks a cow is just a pet if she only runs you out of the pen, and that she is just "excitable" if she runs you out of the pen and proceeds to tear the pen down!