Unusual colored calf

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Re: Unusual colored calf

Post by Jeanne - Simme Valley » Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:29 am

CB - yup.


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Re: Unusual colored calf

Post by Lucky_P » Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:25 am

Like holm25, that 'mealy mouth' and the speckled pattern of white on the udder suggests that there's something else, like Jersey, behind that cow.
That said, my bet is that calf will end up black... looks not unlike a lot of calves here with two black parents.

And yes, there are registered Angus that do carry the 'wild-color' gene, but that cow is almost certainly not purebred Angus.

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Re: Unusual colored calf

Post by Caustic Burno » Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:12 pm

Jeanne - Simme Valley wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:29 am
CB - yup.
Here she is.
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Re: Unusual colored calf

Post by Jeanne - Simme Valley » Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:34 pm

Nice patch of sunflowers!!!
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Re: Unusual colored calf

Post by cowgirl8 » Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:21 pm

Baby hair will bleach out..
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Re: Unusual colored calf

Post by Little Cow » Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:07 am

Do Angus cows ever have pink udders? Are they allowed any white on their bellies or udder? Just curious. My Dexters are allowed minimal ventral white up to the navel. The white is thought to have come from Roman cattle (which were white) that were imported into Ireland during the rise of monasteries and Catholicism. Kerry Cattle (another very old Irish breed that is predominately black) have the same white markings that crop up in the same areas. I always wondered if White Park Cattle got their white from Roman cattle in the British isles.

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Re: Unusual colored calf

Post by TennesseeTuxedo » Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:11 am

Yes, Angus are allowed white on their udders and up to the navel.
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Re: Unusual colored calf

Post by T-Wacker » Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:53 am

The dam may also have some Braunvieh in her. I have several and that white nozzle is familiar and they throw the tigerstripes on occasion, particularly with Herefords, but also on Angus.

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