mtnman":6uesbasy said:The cow is built like a steer.
dun":17tsq8sr said:If she's 11 years old and still calving every yearand raising a good calf, she could have 2 teats and 3 legs and she'ld still be a darn good cow. Pretty is as pretty does.
AngusLimoX- I have no desire to "jump on you", because I understand that pictures can distort the true image that a subject presents. There is a fine line of demarcation between masculinity and beefiness, or 'beef type'. This cow is not being presented in the most optimal manner because she has a pretty good sized calf nursing her, thereby covering her true depth of body, the status of her udder, the length of leg, and the hindquarters that she genetically possesses. She has had virtually NO flesh-building nutrition or forage, she has a lusty calf that she seems to be doing a great job of raising, she appears docil and calm-submissive, and in spite of what mtnman thinks, IMO she does not look like a steer!AngusLimoX":vt7bpyn2 said:mtnman":vt7bpyn2 said:The cow is built like a steer.
Now please don't everyone jump on me, because this is my first post on conformation, but I see what mtnman is saying here. Not exagerated, or to a fault but the cow looks more masculine than anything I own for sure.
She doesn't appear to be too well fleshed out in the hindquarters but does appear large in the shoulder. Go ahead and correct me, I know I am missing something here.
I for sure would be happy to have her in my pasture but if we are gonna be picky then that is the only way we learn.
OK , reality just set in, go ahead everyone, jump on me!