What is this heifer?

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What is this heifer?

Postby mpassmore85 » Sun Oct 29, 2017 4:02 pm

Input on what breeds this heifer would be. I know for sure there is no dairy influence but that’s it. Really like her and unsure how to recreate lol.
2 pics attached when I first got her and now. She is coming 3 in the spring.

Longhorn is part but not sure what else.

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Re: What is this heifer?

Postby RanchMan90 » Sun Oct 29, 2017 4:08 pm

Corriente
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Re: What is this heifer?

Postby mpassmore85 » Sun Oct 29, 2017 4:12 pm

Second Picture may not be the best but she has the light ring around her nose which I was under impression is a specific family of longhorn trait.
Also her tail isn’t the normal cow tail almost looks like a Jerseys but original breeder said definitely no dairy influence.
She raises bucking stock momma looked like a brindle Hereford thick thick
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Re: What is this heifer?

Postby Muddy » Sun Oct 29, 2017 4:14 pm

Looks like a Corriente to me but a lot of crossbreeding going on between Longhorn, Corriente and Mexican.
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Re: What is this heifer?

Postby mpassmore85 » Sun Oct 29, 2017 4:17 pm

So I have what I think of as corrientes my area might be different than most pics attached. This is what I think of as a corriente. Actually have about a dozen ish
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Re: What is this heifer?

Postby Muddy » Sun Oct 29, 2017 5:15 pm

Honestly lot of horned cattle are mongrelized nowadays.
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Re: What is this heifer?

Postby mpassmore85 » Sun Oct 29, 2017 5:46 pm

Fair enough. Was thinking she might have Brahman in her because of hip and tail?

Ps in Alberta very few horned anything around
Never hear of Brahmans at all except some bucking stock.
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Re: What is this heifer?

Postby ALACOWMAN » Sun Oct 29, 2017 5:49 pm

Maybe limousine cross....
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Re: What is this heifer?

Postby mpassmore85 » Sun Oct 29, 2017 5:51 pm

Could be. Are they know for a narrow hip and a sorta bob tail?
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Little awkward as she’s mid stride but you get the jist
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Re: What is this heifer?

Postby ALACOWMAN » Sun Oct 29, 2017 6:09 pm

mpassmore85 wrote:Could be. Are they know for a narrow hip and a sorta bob tail?
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Little awkward as she’s mid stride but you get the jist
No.. not known for narrow rear..but it depends on the parents..
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Re: What is this heifer?

Postby mpassmore85 » Sun Oct 29, 2017 6:11 pm

Limo could explain the size. She’s 2 of all the other longhorn/corriente heifers easily
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Re: What is this heifer?

Postby Rafter S » Sun Oct 29, 2017 7:16 pm

Muddy wrote:Honestly lot of horned cattle are mongrelized nowadays.


Looking at the size of her horn bases makes me wonder if there might be a Watusi somewhere in her ancestry.
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Re: What is this heifer?

Postby mpassmore85 » Sun Oct 29, 2017 7:20 pm

That’s about average for our horned critters up here cow attached is only 4.5 years old
Her dad would have been 1/16 watusi, rest blend of longhorn and corriente
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Re: What is this heifer?

Postby elkwc » Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:36 pm

For sure LH. No doubt. I have been around Corrientes most of my life. And LH's for the last 30 years in varying degrees. From her horns she is for sure LH. The rest of the mix could be very debatable. I doubt she has much if any corriente. At least she don't show it. Although if out of good cows it can be hard to tell at times. We have been using corriente bulls on our heifers the previous 3 years. This year used some half corrinente/half Angus bulls. Just weaned some half correinte cows this weekend and a few of them you would never know they were. This heifer has more of the LH look and Limmie could be in the mix but I would think unless it is a small % that she would be heavier made. If she has any Watusi again I feel it would be a small amount. From the pic hard to determime what might be surging through her veins.
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Re: What is this heifer?

Postby mpassmore85 » Sun Oct 29, 2017 11:40 pm

The original breeder said the bull was a mix she thought Santa gerdtrudis/Brahman/ misc beef.
Mamma unknown But looked like a brindle Hereford quite thick not refined like this one.
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