Correct me if I'm wrong...

Discussion in 'Cattle' started by Xandras_Zoo, Jun 14, 2006.

  1. Xandras_Zoo

    Xandras_Zoo Well-Known Member

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    but it is impossible to have a cow over 50% angus that has horns, right?
     
  2. JeffNY

    JeffNY Seeking Type

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    Yes, just because it has some polled genetics there, doesn't mean that all the time it is dominant.



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  3. tyusclan

    tyusclan Well-Known Member

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    It depends on the make-up. If one parent is purebred angus there is no chance of horns on the calves. If you have two parents both of which are say 3/4 angus X 1/4 holstein, then the calves would be genetically more than 50% angus, but the recessive horned genes from the two parents could combine and produce a horned calf.