Which One for the Win?

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Which One for the Win?

Postby slick4591 » Sat Mar 10, 2018 1:45 pm

Friend of mine was the breeder of one of the heifers and was a little distraught about coming in second to the other one that's pictured. He is wondering why he's second. Any thought?

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Re: Which One for the Win?

Postby greatgerts » Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:37 am

What were the ages on the 2 females? Which one was he breeder of? I wouldn't be able to tell you why his got second if I don't know that.
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Re: Which One for the Win?

Postby Red Bull Breeder » Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:39 am

Its because one guy or gal thought they liked the winner better that day.
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Re: Which One for the Win?

Postby Bigfoot » Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:47 am

I'm no fan of anything that's judged. IMHo, the calf on the right is the clear winner. Not sure which one he bred. Way more volume and depth.
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Re: Which One for the Win?

Postby slick4591 » Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:15 am

His is the one on the right and all I know is they were in the same class.
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Re: Which One for the Win?

Postby Bigfoot » Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:36 am

Yeah, from that picture it wasn't even a close contest. Could have been a structural issue that's impossible to see from a pic, that made the judge totally eliminate that heifer.
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Re: Which One for the Win?

Postby slick4591 » Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:47 am

The left may have had a bit more butt, it's had to tell for sure with the girl standing there. I like his top line a whole lot better, but hated seeing that navel.
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Re: Which One for the Win?

Postby VCC » Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:43 am

Tough to judge from one picture, the heifer on the left appears more feminine the the heifer on the right, had to look twice to see if the calf on the right was a steer or heifer. It could have come down to how they looked on the move, or how the person on the end of the stick had the animal presented when the judge was evaluating the animal. Showmen can make a huge difference on how the calf appears, a good showmen can hide the animals faults and at the same time highlight their assets.
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