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My Marked Up Calf

Posted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:14 am
by FlyingLSimmentals
I call him Chromie.

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Here he is today!


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Sorry about the weedy creek bottom the bush hog just got back from shop yesterday.

Re: My Marked Up Calf

Posted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:18 am
by MRRherefords
Sure has a lot of Chrome. :) is that his mom in the last pic?

Re: My Marked Up Calf

Posted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:40 am
by frieghttrain
Looks pretty good Mike. Are you gonna leave the nuts on him?

Re: My Marked Up Calf

Posted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 10:02 am
by FlyingLSimmentals
MRRherefords, Yes that's his Dam.

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Re: My Marked Up Calf

Posted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 10:25 am
by FlyingLSimmentals
Joe, He'll remain intact while here.
We use to band them as we found them new. When we had a full commercial herd. As we got older and help got limited we moved to having them castrated and implanted during herd work by Vet. Some Bad experiences came from that. Too many infections and finally we had one bleed to death. Again work was all done by vet. So from then on all ours stay intact while here. I like how they grow and for the most part don't leave to much money at the sale barn. Plus I don't have to worry about which I want to be steers and which to be bulls since we raise register purebred simmentals now. Only real down side is they bother the herd bull sometimes when cows are in heat.

Re: My Marked Up Calf

Posted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 10:39 am
by Lucky_P
Remind us, Mike, what's the breeding behind him?
Got a couple of SVF Allegiance calves that are almost that flashy, this spring, out of baldy SimAngus cows; wish they'd both been heifers, but got one of each.
Trying to put more white faces back in the mix here... not necessarily going for all the extra chrome, but there's enough back behind many of our cows that it's gonna show up...but I don't care... we like it.

Re: My Marked Up Calf

Posted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 11:14 am
by Muddy
Hes a dandy bull calf

Re: My Marked Up Calf

Posted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 12:23 pm
by FlyingLSimmentals
His Sire is SVF A53, a HTP/SVF Packin Heat W339 blaze face son. PH is out of Ebony's Trademark x DMN Daisy Mae don't see the chrome coming from there. A53's mother is SVF Savannah S427 a black baldy, she's a SVF/NJC Built Right N48 x TripleC Shesavannah K137(Power Drive daughter). Dam of calf is sired by Double J Wes a WLE Power Stroke son. Maternal side of Dam were all solid colored stock raised here on farm. Therefore, Lucky I'd say the chrome is coming from SVF/NJC Built Right N48.
I have noticed a few Allegiance calves being flashy as well.

Re: My Marked Up Calf

Posted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 2:02 pm
by MRRherefords
FlyingLSimmentals wrote:MRRherefords, Yes that's his Dam.

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Nice cow too.

Re: My Marked Up Calf

Posted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 3:20 pm
by Bright Raven
I like him. Like the name too.

Re: My Marked Up Calf

Posted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 6:39 am
by FlyingLSimmentals
Thanks.

Re: My Marked Up Calf

Posted: Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:30 pm
by Jeanne - Simme Valley
The only way a calf can have BODY spots (white mark on shoulder) is if he inherits two spotting genes - one from the sire & one from the dam. Spotting is recessive. Both parents (and grand-parents) could be solid colored and were carrying the recessive gene, so it would not be expressed.

Re: My Marked Up Calf

Posted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:51 am
by FlyingLSimmentals
Thanks Jeanne, good to know. Not sure where it's at on the cow side then. All of her calves have been solid or just with a blaze face before this one. Same goes for her dam and the dam before as far back as I remember. Guess it's just hidden.

Re: My Marked Up Calf

Posted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 11:08 am
by Jeanne - Simme Valley
Yes, if she has not been mated to a recessive spotting gene bull, she NEVER will/would have spots on her calf. And if she does get mated to a bull carrying the gene, you only have a 25% chance of getting the spots on the calf.

Re: My Marked Up Calf

Posted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 1:25 pm
by Bestoutwest
I like him, he's a nice looking little calf.