Unusual colored calf

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Unusual colored calf

Post by southalberta » Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:01 am

Calf is about a month old started black now turning “stripey” picture attached.
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Just curious why the color change

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Re: Unusual colored calf

Post by Silver » Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:08 am

Well, that cow appears to not be fullblood angus.

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Re: Unusual colored calf

Post by southalberta » Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:10 am

lol so it appears. Bull is for sure 100% registered etc. Mother unsure.

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Re: Unusual colored calf

Post by TN Cattle Man » Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:16 am

southalberta wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:10 am
lol so it appears. Bull is for sure 100% registered etc. Mother unsure.
Well now you can be sure... mother is definitely not 100% Angus! Good looking calf though!
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Re: Unusual colored calf

Post by TennesseeTuxedo » Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:18 am

I’d wager the calf will darken.
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Re: Unusual colored calf

Post by ALACOWMAN » Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:24 pm

Some of my simm influenced cows, angus sired will have that brindle..
as an adult,it's clear to me now...why Ernest T Bass, threw rocks at people..

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Re: Unusual colored calf

Post by Muddy » Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:49 pm

Didn't some Angus are carrying wild type gene?

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Re: Unusual colored calf

Post by holm25 » Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:02 pm

Our calves typically get light brown colored a month or so after birth and darken up again as they age.

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Re: Unusual colored calf

Post by ALACOWMAN » Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:07 pm

Muddy wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:49 pm
Didn't some Angus are carrying wild type gene?
That one does...
as an adult,it's clear to me now...why Ernest T Bass, threw rocks at people..

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Re: Unusual colored calf

Post by bird dog » Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:46 pm

Nice uddered cow with a good calf.

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Re: Unusual colored calf

Post by holm25 » Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:05 pm

Looking at the cow and seeing the light colored muzzle and very fine bone I’d guess she maybe was 1/2-1/4 Jersey?

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Re: Unusual colored calf

Post by southalberta » Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:22 am

Fine boned comes from the bull also
2 other calves of his attached
These calves are out of red cows.

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Re: Unusual colored calf

Post by southalberta » Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:24 am

Bull is the one in front.

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Re: Unusual colored calf

Post by holm25 » Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:27 pm

The cow looks pretty fine bones as well;)

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Re: Unusual colored calf

Post by Caustic Burno » Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:37 pm

I bought a heifer yesterday out of a black Angus and a Bradford cow that is a red tiger stripe. I bought her from my neighbor down the road there aren’t any cows within a mile of his place. The bull has to be a red carrier for the heifer to be red.
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