Tulip had her first calf this evening around 5pm. The birth was very easy, but she has yet to allow the wee bull calf to nurse. I milked out a pint and a half of colostrum for him, and he drank it from a calf bottle, but she just won't have him touch her udder. I'll milk out another quart around 9pm to hold him through the night. Maybe by morning they will have sorted it out. This calf is out of the Milking Devon bull we bought last summer from the George Washington plantation at Mt. Vernon. He is not as dark as his father but he is very much a brick red. I'll give him a week to get his strength and then start his oxen training; if he lives.