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Unusual colored calf

Posted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:01 am
by southalberta
Calf is about a month old started black now turning “stripey” picture attached.
Angus parents
Just curious why the color change

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Re: Unusual colored calf

Posted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:08 am
by Silver
Well, that cow appears to not be fullblood angus.

Re: Unusual colored calf

Posted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:10 am
by southalberta
lol so it appears. Bull is for sure 100% registered etc. Mother unsure.

Re: Unusual colored calf

Posted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:16 am
by TN Cattle Man
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!

Re: Unusual colored calf

Posted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:18 am
by TennesseeTuxedo
I’d wager the calf will darken.

Re: Unusual colored calf

Posted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:24 pm
by ALACOWMAN
Some of my simm influenced cows, angus sired will have that brindle..

Re: Unusual colored calf

Posted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:49 pm
by Muddy
Didn't some Angus are carrying wild type gene?

Re: Unusual colored calf

Posted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:02 pm
by holm25
Our calves typically get light brown colored a month or so after birth and darken up again as they age.

Re: Unusual colored calf

Posted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:07 pm
by ALACOWMAN
Muddy wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:49 pm
Didn't some Angus are carrying wild type gene?
That one does...

Re: Unusual colored calf

Posted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:46 pm
by bird dog
Nice uddered cow with a good calf.

Re: Unusual colored calf

Posted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:05 pm
by holm25
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?

Re: Unusual colored calf

Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:22 am
by southalberta
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

Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:24 am
by southalberta
Bull is the one in front.

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Re: Unusual colored calf

Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:27 pm
by holm25
The cow looks pretty fine bones as well;)

Re: Unusual colored calf

Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:37 pm
by Caustic Burno
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.
I will post a picture when I get her tomorrow or the next day.