The Butler Texas Longhorn is a type of longhorn all it's own. It is one of the Seven Families of longhorns and it started with Milby Butler in 1923, when he began making the Butler bloodline synonomous with certain characteristics.
What makes the longhorn different? Is it that the bloodline is the most proven source of superior horn growth? Or is it consistency and predictability of desireable longhorn traits; or, simply the fact, that Butler longhorns are at an all-time peak of recognition and reputation? Why is the Butler Breeder's Invitational Sale the only sale of it's kind today, with animals purely from only one of the Seven Families?