Angus or Brangus

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  1. Hovey Hollow

    Hovey Hollow formerly hovey1716

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    Can anyone tell me if this calf is (mostly) pure Angus, or if he may be Brangus?

    We bought him at auction as a "black calf". He was really small, weighing only 62 lbs at a couple of days old. He is almost 4 mo. in this picture. It doesn't really matter, just curious. He is the one that is cryptorchid and someone mentioned that it takes Brangus longer to develop.

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  2. agmantoo

    agmantoo agmantoo Supporter

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    I cannot get the link to open the pic. A brangus will show more dewlap, some dropped ear and minor hump typically. The weight of the brangus newborn would be a bit more than 62 lbs. IMO also.
     

  3. james dilley

    james dilley Well-Known Member Supporter

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    If I remember right the cattle that have Brahma in them , mature slower, but the cattle live and produce longer too. If its A Brangus there should be A trace of A hump.
     
  4. Hovey Hollow

    Hovey Hollow formerly hovey1716

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    Try this link:

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    There are a few pictures of him in that album if you want to take a look. (As well as some of our other critters)
     
  5. agmantoo

    agmantoo agmantoo Supporter

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    Angus without a doubt!
     
  6. Hovey Hollow

    Hovey Hollow formerly hovey1716

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    Thanks Agmantoo! I can alway count on you for the answers!
     
  7. farmlifeusa

    farmlifeusa Active Member

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    Why are you so sure that it is a angus?
     
  8. uncle Will in In.

    uncle Will in In. Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Angus cross with Chinina. Longer legged, and more upheaded than straight angus.
     
  9. Goat Freak

    Goat Freak Slave To Many Animals

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    OMG, we have a little heifer that looked just like that!! Now she has turned more and more black though, but for the first 2 or so monthsw we had her she looked just like that, and started changing color gradually! She does have a bit more of a dulap to her, and we got her as a tiny baby too! Sure is a cute girl.
     
  10. Hovey Hollow

    Hovey Hollow formerly hovey1716

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    He is getting lighter as he gets older. He is still black along his back but his legs and sides are getting browner. I still bet he will turn black when he gets older, but he does have quite a bit of brown on him now.