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6666® Brands

Andrew Hancock.

Burnett Family

The family, legacy and beginnings of a historic, formidable ranch

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The Land

The building of a conservationally-minded empire through natural resources

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Quarter Horses

The rise from a single stud to internationally-recognized equine breeding program

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Cattle

The journey from an initial 100 cattle to becoming a frontrunner in the industry

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The 6666 Brands

The unmistakable, iconic identification of the best horses and cattle

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The beginnings of an iconic brand.


Brands play an important role in the identification and proper management of both cattle and horses, especially when working with large numbers of animals.

Ever since Captain Samuel “Burk” Burnett in 1870 purchased that first 100 head of cattle wearing the “6666” brand from Frank Crowley of Denton, Texas, brands have played an important role at the Four SixesTM. Captain Burnett also purchased the rights to that now-famous brand, realizing that its “open 6” design would be easy to fashion into irons, while the brands themselves would be difficult to alter by unscrupulous cattle thieves.

The Four Sixes brand is used on ranch cattle and applied at the same time that vaccinations are given and other procedures are performed on the individual, and everything is usually done in less than 30 seconds.

We invite you to explore the rich history of the Four Sixes Ranch…

The Burnett FamilyThe LandQuarter HorsesCattleThe 6666 Brands
6666 Brands
6666 Angus Brand Diagram
Rib

Designates Four Sixes Ranch raised cattle.

Left Shoulder

The “L” brand, designate outside cattle purchased.

Left Hip

Designates the year the calf was born.

Left Jaw

Brand here designates old Triangle Ranch lineage or other mare family lineage on Four Sixes Ranch horses.

Left Shoulder

The “L” brand, recognizing ancestor M. F. Loyd, is placed on Four Sixes Ranch horses. On Triangle Ranch mares, a brand here designated a particular mare family.

Left Buttock

Designates the year the horse was foaled.

Right Buttock

Designates the horse’s sire.