ROFL!!!! That would be a sight!!!
Scent is something I hadn't even thought about -- I raise rabbits and scent doesn't mean much with them (they'll react to the smell of a possum or skunk, but that's about it). You can transfer same age kits from doe to doe with no problems at all.
I normally wear a big old flannel shirt while in the barn and around the cow, I'll have to have him wear it and see if that makes any difference for her. All this past week, I've been going out and catching her, heck she walks right up and tips her head to have the lead attached! Lead her out of the pen and hand the lead to hubby and let him take her in and put her in the stanchion, and part of the time wash her udder and put the milk bucket on -- so far so good, but it still doesn't tackle the problem of her bouncing around like a bucking bull when he goes in to catch her!
I do think I'll just put her up in a stall in the barn when I have to be gone this next weekend, at least she won't be able to take off at 90 miles an hour!
She tried the same thing with me the other night, but it was obviously a game. She took off bucking, if I followed she ran faster. I quit right away and went and stood by the gate with my back to her and ignored her and within a couple of minutes her big old head was under my arm begging for attention.
I must say, she's quite a character!
> Ann, Something you can try is to
> wear your husband's clothes when
> milking and have your husband wear
> something of yours. A trick an old
> cattleman told me for graphing an
> orphan calf to a cow. He tied a
> cloth feed sack on the cow's calf
> to get the calf's scent on it.
> Then he tied the sack on the
> orphan and took away the cow's
> calf until the cow accepted the
> orphan. Would be interesting to
> see your husband milking this cow
> in one of your dresses.