Red and Black

Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of your favorite breed.
Post Reply
User avatar
Jeanne - Simme Valley
Mentor
Mentor
Posts: 11387
Joined: Thu Dec 09, 2004 5:46 am
Location: Central Upstate New York
Has thanked: 731 times
Been thanked: 1006 times

Red and Black

Post by Jeanne - Simme Valley » Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:11 pm

Getting ready for our last show - Big E, Springfield, MA
Here's a fall red heifer:
Image
This is a February heifer:
Image


Simme Valley of New York - http://www.SimmeValley.com
"We make a living by what we get,
we make a life by what we give."

kentuckyguy
Trail Boss
Trail Boss
Posts: 390
Joined: Sun Nov 06, 2016 6:06 am
Has thanked: 70 times
Been thanked: 78 times

Re: Red and Black

Post by kentuckyguy » Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:10 pm

They both look great. I really like the red heifer though.

User avatar
Jeanne - Simme Valley
Mentor
Mentor
Posts: 11387
Joined: Thu Dec 09, 2004 5:46 am
Location: Central Upstate New York
Has thanked: 731 times
Been thanked: 1006 times

Re: Red and Black

Post by Jeanne - Simme Valley » Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:10 pm

Me too. First couple of shows, the black beat the red for calf champion. Finally, a judge got it right & the red took calf Champion!!! the red is a Sept. She doesn't have quite the pretty neck as the black, but she is a powerhouse!
Simme Valley of New York - http://www.SimmeValley.com
"We make a living by what we get,
we make a life by what we give."

gcreekrch
GURU
GURU
Posts: 1165
Joined: Sun Apr 25, 2010 11:51 pm
Has thanked: 469 times
Been thanked: 513 times

Re: Red and Black

Post by gcreekrch » Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:13 pm

Judging only from the photos the red is a lot deeper sided and broody looking than the black.

Dislike how the showring demands cattle clipped like poodles.

Good on you for your wins!
Vaccinations, cheaper than whiskey. ;-)

User avatar
holm25
Rancher
Rancher
Posts: 673
Joined: Thu Mar 10, 2016 11:46 am
Has thanked: 149 times
Been thanked: 104 times

Re: Red and Black

Post by holm25 » Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:52 pm

Dang Jeanne! That black heifer is really sweet fronted but that red heifer is dang good leather and all.

User avatar
Bright Raven
Mentor
Mentor
Posts: 10701
Joined: Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:57 pm
Location: Kentucky
Has thanked: 914 times
Been thanked: 951 times

Re: Red and Black

Post by Bright Raven » Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:59 pm

I like the red heifer. I realize that a clean neck is a show winner but personally I like mass, muscle and depth.
"Looking for an honest man".
Diogenes.

Franke
Trail Boss
Trail Boss
Posts: 374
Joined: Thu Aug 17, 2017 3:42 pm
Location: SE MN
Has thanked: 25 times
Been thanked: 36 times

Re: Red and Black

Post by Franke » Fri Sep 20, 2019 1:32 pm

What breeding are these two?

elkwc
GURU
GURU
Posts: 1392
Joined: Mon Apr 28, 2014 10:21 pm
Has thanked: 621 times
Been thanked: 95 times

Re: Red and Black

Post by elkwc » Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:37 pm

To me the red heifer has more length. I also like her depth and muscling. The black heifer is more feminine and refined IMO. Both nice heifers

User avatar
Son of Butch
GURU
GURU
Posts: 6356
Joined: Mon Aug 30, 2010 6:44 pm
Location: Frost Bite Falls, Minnesota
Has thanked: 209 times
Been thanked: 417 times

Re: Red and Black

Post by Son of Butch » Sat Sep 21, 2019 5:05 am

I was going to say the red one looks good enough to be angus... just to stir the pot.
But as you can see, my politeness has gotten the better of me. :)

Post Reply