black baldie surprise

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black baldie surprise

Postby zirlottkim » Mon Jun 05, 2017 8:32 pm

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Surprise black baldie calf yesterday. I had a registered Horned Hereford bull for a while last fall, along with my SimAngus bull. Second picture was her calf from last year sired by the SimAngus. Apparently the Horned Hereford sired this calf but I sure wasn't expecting a black baldie.
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Re: black baldie surprise

Postby Lucky_P » Thu Jun 08, 2017 10:46 am

Not a surprise to me - she's a 'black-factor' cow with the color dilution gene... but what you could have gotten from that mating is almost anyone's guess... coulda been a solid color pattern, could have been yellow/orange, could have been gray...
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Re: black baldie surprise

Postby slick4591 » Thu Jun 08, 2017 12:06 pm

Nice calves! I'll look for them as I drive by.
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Re: black baldie surprise

Postby Workinonit Farm » Thu Jun 08, 2017 12:08 pm

Lucky_P wrote:Not a surprise to me - she's a 'black-factor' cow with the color dilution gene... but what you could have gotten from that mating is almost anyone's guess... coulda been a solid color pattern, could have been yellow/orange, could have been gray...


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I've got a part Jersey, first-calf, was a black w/white face.
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Re: black baldie surprise

Postby Jeanne - Simme Valley » Thu Jun 08, 2017 4:34 pm

What make you so sure it is not the SimAngus?? Wouldn't you expect some white legs from the Hereford?
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