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25% chance for red

Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:19 pm
by Jeanne - Simme Valley
This cow is 14 years old - pictured yesterday. Sired by my Macho As U bull (avatar) and out of my old donor Miss Power Lass (maternal sister to cow that had set of twins couple of days ago).
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Here she is with her new RED blazed face heifer out of a black bull, New Direction born this evening:
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Re: 25% chance for red

Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:35 pm
by jd720
It`s surprising sometimes how the red gene works. I had 3 calves in 24 hours by GLS Declaration 2 bulls and a heifer. The 2 black cows had red calves and the red cow that`s half Shorthorn had the black calf. I`m hoping to get some pictures of them they`re all nice calves. At least I got 1 red heifer like I wanted.

Re: 25% chance for red

Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:16 pm
by FlyingLSimmentals
Now that is a pretty pair! I Love the Heterozygous Black Matings.

Re: 25% chance for red

Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:42 am
by Jeanne - Simme Valley
Red is very popular, so I try to breed my hetero cows to a red bull or hetero bull. So hard to find a GREAT red bull.

Re: 25% chance for red

Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:47 am
by TennesseeTuxedo
Jeanne - Simme Valley wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:42 am
Red is very popular, so I try to breed my hetero cows to a red bull or hetero bull. So hard to find a GREAT red bull.
Oh my, that last line is sure to get some of the natives stirred up. Nice calf.

Re: 25% chance for red

Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:46 am
by redcowsrule33
Always love a wide blaze face, even when they weren’t in style. And red to boot out of a nice cow. Yay!

Jeanne is right. It is hard to find a red bull that does what you want it to.

Edit: red Simmental bulls. Lots of good Red bulls in other breeds.

Re: 25% chance for red

Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:14 am
by Jeanne - Simme Valley
Yes, I was referring to a great red Simmental bull. Blacks are a dime a dozen, lots of good choices.
This dam is a twin, but I don't think she has ever HAD a set of twins. She's leaving that to her 1/2 sister (3 sets).

I have a great red bull that I use, Mack AF. But, his semen is limited (private sale) and his numbers are absolutely horrible. Gives me just what I'm looking for in a female. I have castrated all his male calves because of numbers. As much as I tell everyone that I don't pay a lot of attention to numbers, I "have" to pay attention to CE numbers on prospect bulls. Sell 1 bull that produces calving problems, and my farm name is MUD.

Re: 25% chance for red

Posted: Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:13 pm
by Jeanne - Simme Valley
Here she is. This is Eli, brother to the two girls we sponsored all last year & this year.
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Re: 25% chance for red

Posted: Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:12 am
by gizmom
Jeanne

Your giving him some OJT! Beautiful calf and sweet picture of a young man that may be raising cattle in the future due to you giving him this opportunity.

Gizmom

Re: 25% chance for red

Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:20 pm
by Franke
The best red Simmentals are coming out of black bulls.

Re: 25% chance for red

Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:45 pm
by Silver
Good looking calf. Up here the best looking Simmental bulls are fullbloods.

Re: 25% chance for red

Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 5:14 am
by Jeanne - Simme Valley
Franke wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:20 pm
The best red Simmentals are coming out of black bulls.
I agree!! but, only because we just don't have the choices of red bulls like we have blacks - of the "style" that I am looking for. I love my reds. :banana:

Re: 25% chance for red

Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 5:18 am
by Jeanne - Simme Valley
Silver wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:45 pm
Good looking calf. Up here the best looking Simmental bulls are fullbloods.
I appreciate the thickness of the fullbloods for a commercial operation, I just can't stand their ugliness! That big head, sloppy front end, round bone, and some have the Limi bubble butt. Obviously, there have to be some that are more eye appealing bulls by now, but ones I see in studs for AI are mostly still pretty ugly (to me). All in the eye of the beholder.

Re: 25% chance for red

Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 12:39 pm
by Franke
Jeanne - Simme Valley wrote:
Thu Sep 19, 2019 5:14 am
Franke wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:20 pm
The best red Simmentals are coming out of black bulls.
I agree!! but, only because we just don't have the choices of red bulls like we have blacks - of the "style" that I am looking for. I love my reds. :banana:
Yes lots more options for the blacks. Dominance and his sire had a good run for show winners but didn’t gain the popularity because their numbers were terrible. I’ve not paid much attention to the reds for years ( dad didn’t ever even think about using one). Dad sold a herd bull he liked because he threw more red calves than he liked.

Re: 25% chance for red

Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 5:45 pm
by Jeanne - Simme Valley
Well, I love reds and I have a market for good ones. I use Mack AF who is a brother to Dominance (same sire). I get really, really good females. I don't dare leave any males in tact because of his numbers. I don't worry about his CE, but I try to put him on females that will average out the epd's a little better. I have other red bulls that I use (Pendleton, Red Answer, Amigo.
I am thinking about trying Volk Backdraft or HILB Royal Rumble (but they are both EO sons and I love to breed to EO)