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These are the cow and the second bull calf:
The cow was a fuzzy little calf and her coat is reasonably thick in winter, quite sparse, although no balding, in summer. The calves went bald around their heads and shoulders in the first few weeks of life, but grew hair again later. They do alright where we are because the climate is reasonably mild.
Interestingly, I've recently noticed that the cow has what look like tiny scurs, although they're only little blemishes visible when her hair is shortest in the summer. I wonder if they're related to the hair/skin abnormality rather than the usual genetics for scurs - unless there's something I don't know about her US Angus sire!
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Well not all animals look the same upside-down but y'all know what I mean.
That calf looks like it will grow nicely and hang just as well.
And that's my two bits worth...asked for or not....DMc
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