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Tiny calf

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I wasnt planning on buying a calf at the auction today. No one bid on him so for two dollars I figured why not. He is TINY. He was easily 1/2 the size of the other jersey bull calves. This boys cord is dryed up, while the much bigger boys had red new cords. He is 22" at the shoulders, hard to tell how small he is in the pics but my boyfriend is only 5'4"
So any thoughts? Was mom just malnourished, are some just born tiny, or is he potentially mini/part mini? If he has potential to be smaller, I have someone looking for pasture pet steer. What do you all think? His poo is like peanut butter now. I am feeding him cows milk, not replacer, since he is so small and fragile looking. Very perky guy.

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Thanks, I figured he would be able to catch up in time. He had a very solid poop today. he does have some clear drainage in both eyes but not much at all, it doesnt stream down his face or anything.
I have been giving 1 1/2 pints whole milk twice a day and 1 pint electrolytes mid day.
he is only in the house till tomarrow. When I say we werent expecting to get a calf, wasnt kidding LOL. His outside area will be ready tomarrow, so cold cant keep them like we did in the fall. He is stinking me out in here ;)
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