what kind of cow

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  1. myersfarm

    myersfarm Dariy Calf Raiser

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    i was at the sale barn tonight and they had three cows and a calf they all looked alike .......there big bagged like a holstien head like a holstien........but they had red bodies almost solid and white on the spine and bellies....there heads were red.....i have looked in my book on cows and can not kind ....does any one know what kind they might be.......these were some kind of milk cow not beef..btw these are not red holstiens.......thankss john
     
  2. allenslabs

    allenslabs Saanen & Boer Breeder

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    Possibly a guernsey?? Sounds like maybe to me.
     

  3. myersfarm

    myersfarm Dariy Calf Raiser

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    no i know those they do not have a head like a holstien
     
  4. myersfarm

    myersfarm Dariy Calf Raiser

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    closes i have found is a norwegian red.....but there bodies was all red neck was red and head was red....on all 4 of them...like they were all just alike
     
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    shorty'smom Well-Known Member

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    How about American Lineback? Don't know if they have 'Holstein heads' or not.
     
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    pygmywombat Well-Known Member

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    Could have been a Red Holstein.
     
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    lilsassafrass Well-Known Member

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    My guess would be line back as well ,

    I have a friend that breeds linebacks .. and actually they are a color variation in just about any breed (to my knowledge ) so they could have been red holsteins with line back coloring .. I have also heard teh coat variation refered to as Irish moile , but I could be wrong about that ...
     
  9. allenslabs

    allenslabs Saanen & Boer Breeder

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    What about a aryshire cross?
     
  10. DaleK

    DaleK Well-Known Member

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    Either milking shorthorn or some kind of cross.
     
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    agmantoo agmantoo Supporter

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    Holsteins in Europe are mostly red and white, from time to time those genes will be seen here where for some unknown reason to me the farmers prefer the black and white.
     
  12. JeffNY

    JeffNY Seeking Type

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    Sounds like a cross..
     
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    jerzeygurl woolgathering

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    i would agree with this i have pics of a couple we got at a sale and is what we are assuming they are, some are being crossed with long horn cattle as well
     
  14. myersfarm

    myersfarm Dariy Calf Raiser

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    dale k...your the winner..i just got my accelarated genrtics semen book in and there is a picture of them on page 66.....milking shorthorn......wish i had bought the cow calf pair now....with the heifer calf sold for $800.....thanks for all the help i will know next time thanks again
     
  15. Horace Baker

    Horace Baker Well-Known Member

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    Pinzgauers also look like what you describe.