Pictures of speedy's calf, and the new calves

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  1. JeffNY

    JeffNY Seeking Type

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    Was sunny today, took some pictures of the new calves. First picture is the picture of speedy's calf. Haven't named her yet, usually takes me a bit to figure a suitable name. This calf acts like her dam, has similar eyes as well. Cute calf.


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    The next picture is of snowflake (yes thats her name, not ours!). Makes sence though, considering she is mostly white. This was my mothers decision, a lady who we have known for a while was at the auction, since this was their calf. She came over to talk, convince my mother to buy it, because she wanted her to go to a good home. Well she did, should be a decent calf, has some dairyness with her head, neck and shoulders. Rump is a bit different, but she is still young.

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    Finally the red heifer. This heifer is one hell of a heifer, and she leads! Now I am not sure if this is because of red holsteins, but our other red holstein didn't take much work at all to lead, she took to a halter quick. Well this R&W did the same, once on, 2nd time on bam, leads. She will be a snap to setup etc. Also if you notice, she is tall, long legs. Her dam from my understanding is BIG. This calves DCE is 10%, and judging by sassy, she should be large framed, and tall like sassy. Her Gdam's sire was Integrity, 80pt gdam, her dam was a Red-Marker who scored 86pts. This calf is an advent. I am pretty sure who I will pair with this heifer come next summer when it is time to breed her. It will likely be Ladino Park Talent. That should be one heck of a match. Durham having a high pins trait, Kite having a high pins trait (MGS is durham atleast). Should make things very interesting. Also the fact Talent is 7% CE! Ya know, makes me strongly consider flushing, but who knows. If she takes (never know untill she is bred @ 14-15 months), and it was a heifer. That would be one clean rumped, straight legged, well uddered animal. Not only that, a chance at a R&W calf!

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  2. james dilley

    james dilley Well-Known Member Supporter

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    They are A real nice set of heifers. Hope they work out like you want.
     

  3. JulieLou42

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    Really NICE looking heifers! Wow, that R&W's a beaut!!! All the best with them to you.