What color would you call this one?

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  1. moopups

    moopups In Remembrance

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    She looks like a brown swiss to me. She is typical swiss coloration, I just called it gray. Nice cow
     
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    Here's a picture of one of our cross cows. She's that same color. She's a [Highland x Holstein] x Dutch Belt. Her calf behind her (born yesterday) is 1/2 Randall. We've had a lot of cows this color over the years, having Highland in the mix seems to bring it out.

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    I've heard this color called chocolate or gray. It is caused by a dilute gene that effects black. I get a few every year when the angus bull genes get diluted by genes carried by the simmi cows.

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    Definitely Taupe with shades of Mauve.