I think he will fill in later, both sides of his family grew to have pretty good capacity... I just realized this pic is both of his grandmas (Maternal in front, Saler x Herf at 12 years old, and paternal behind, Shorthorn x Herf at 4 years old)
The day before his sire was born, that side of the family always had really big bellies
G creek, what kind of "Exotic" do you like? Do you know the Albeitz family? They used to have a lot of Saler blood in their herd, complete with horns, and those mommas would really defend their calves.. Like Bison, they'd have the calves in the center of the group and work together against predators.. Then they got Angus, no more horns, and not the same instinct either, they started to lose 10-15 calves a year to wolves.
I can still see some of that Saler influence in Zeus's mother.. She's really friendly with me, but she sees *everything* and I wouldn't want to be on her bad side, she's got that predator stomping look to her. Few years back in the winter she was on the wrong side of the fence at feeding time, the BOTTOM 2 strands of barbed wire were broken, only way I can see that happening is she chased something with her head to the ground.
I'm sure you've seen these pics before... I've heard all sorts of stories about where these pics were taken, some said it was in BC, others in Washington or Oregon... Good mommas though