Just a baby bull to pick on.

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Just a baby bull to pick on.

Postby Briar Ridge Angus » Wed Dec 21, 2016 3:32 pm

Just for conversation purposes I figured I would post a picture of my newest Ten X bull born on 11/30. I like the ones I have pretty well as they all come out looking like a bull if you don't like him that's fine and I am completely open to criticism. Please tell me why you do or do not like him. He is on the right in all of the pictures. The other calf is out of a cow that I picked up at a dispersal sale.

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Re: Just a baby bull to pick on.

Postby M-5 » Wed Dec 21, 2016 3:37 pm

to young to say what he's gonna be like in 6 to 8mths .
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Re: Just a baby bull to pick on.

Postby gizmom » Wed Dec 21, 2016 4:04 pm

Looks like he has some thickness to him. About all I can tell from the photos, other than he has a lot of navel. Hopefully that will look better as he grows.

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Re: Just a baby bull to pick on.

Postby ClinchValley » Wed Dec 21, 2016 4:05 pm

I like his head. But i like most calf heads.
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Re: Just a baby bull to pick on.

Postby Nesikep » Wed Dec 21, 2016 4:27 pm

Looks alright so far... but like everyone says, it is darned early to really judge.. At this point I'd go by what the cow has done for you previously.. If she's consistently made good, structurally correct calves and the bull wasn't a train wreck (or vice versa).. his odds are pretty good :)
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Re: Just a baby bull to pick on.

Postby Kingfisher » Wed Dec 21, 2016 10:20 pm

ClinchValley wrote:I like his head. But i like most calf heads.

:). He's got that look! Too bad 99% of em loose that too by 15 months....
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Re: Just a baby bull to pick on.

Postby Kingfisher » Wed Dec 21, 2016 10:22 pm

Briar Ridge Angus wrote:Just for conversation purposes I figured I would post a picture of my newest Ten X bull born on 11/30. I like the ones I have pretty well as they all come out looking like a bull if you don't like him that's fine and I am completely open to criticism. Please tell me why you do or do not like him. He is on the right in all of the pictures. The other calf is out of a cow that I picked up at a dispersal sale.

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What do you like about him ?
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Re: Just a baby bull to pick on.

Postby Briar Ridge Angus » Thu Dec 22, 2016 1:16 pm

There are several things that I like about him and I am still relatively new to the whole thing but I like his head just because he has the "bull look", he seems to be pretty wide in the back, and for his age he seems to have pretty good depth. Other than that I too feel like it is pretty tough to tell a whole lot about him. I do like hearing your alls thoughts though.
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Re: Just a baby bull to pick on.

Postby TennesseeTuxedo » Thu Dec 22, 2016 5:25 pm

Briar Ridge Angus wrote:There are several things that I like about him and I am still relatively new to the whole thing but I like his head just because he has the "bull look", he seems to be pretty wide in the back, and for his age he seems to have pretty good depth. Other than that I too feel like it is pretty tough to tell a whole lot about him. I do like hearing your alls thoughts though.


I hope you'll track his development and post monthly updates on here for us all to enjoy. He should be a nice bull and I agree, I like his "look" too at this point in his young life.

Good luck!
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Re: Just a baby bull to pick on.

Postby elkwc » Thu Dec 22, 2016 7:27 pm

All the Ten X progeny I've seen have had good muscling and very good growth. I've been told some have structural issues but haven't seen it myself. In fact I've looked for one as I feel they have a lot to offer the commercial breeder.
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Re: Just a baby bull to pick on.

Postby Son of Butch » Thu Dec 22, 2016 11:21 pm

Briar Ridge Angus wrote:Ten X bull born on 11/30.
I like the ones I have pretty well as they all come out looking like a bull...

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A nice stout looking little fellow for a sire rated better than average for calving ease.
10 X calves have been popular nationwide.
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Re: Just a baby bull to pick on.

Postby 3waycross » Fri Dec 23, 2016 6:17 pm

He's deep, heavy boned, and wide topped. He has a better than avg chance of turning out to be a decent bull.
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Re: Just a baby bull to pick on.

Postby ALACOWMAN » Sun Dec 25, 2016 5:10 pm

Ain't no mistaken him ... Nice! Little pup...
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Re: Just a baby bull to pick on.

Postby Khuckabee » Thu Jan 05, 2017 6:25 am

Looks good, but I have met few calves I don't like. Just bred an exceptional very big heifer to Ten x. The heifer was 950 at 12 months, but is now really pushing 1500 at 20 months. My daughter was showing her so we were a bit late breeding her. Good luck with calf do you have most recent pics?
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Re: Just a baby bull to pick on.

Postby Lucky_P » Thu Jan 05, 2017 10:18 pm

He looks thick; show us another photo in about 14-15 months.

Everywhere you look, it's 10X...I've been starting to hear lots of complaints about feet issues - particularly rear feet/legs - in 10X offspring. Haven't seen any myself, and not sure I'd recognize a problem, if I did, but the some of the Angus seedstock folks I know of are not pleased.
MIF is noted for siring 'a lot of sheath'... not surprised if it follows down the line.
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