Keren":bl8fhc0m said:I'm gonna be honest, when the picture first popped up I thought WOW, thats a gorgeous heifer.
Thats usually not a good sign.
I like every thing else about him except ... he doesnt look like a bull.
Jeanne - Simme Valley":3ufpdyl0 said:He is a good looking calf. I would question his rear legs. They "appear" too posty for me in the 1st & 3rd pic - but we all know what pics can do. Something you should really look closely at in person.
Keren":wxnct7sa said:I noticed the leg thing also, but didnt mention it because I wasnt sure if it was the lighting of the pics or not.
Its not that I want him hugely masculine at 5 mths old, but I can usually pick from a few weeks old bull or heifer just by the head. Aussie's santa cross bull calf she posted the pic of for example, has a bull head on him at only 1.5 mths.
3way, honestly if he were mine and I knew someone looking for a club calf, I'd steer him. I think he'd make a helluva show steer. I'm not convinced he's a bull prospect.
chippie":2wox7j1w said:I would not be too quick to judge based on these pictures. Namely because the angle of the pictures can change the appearance of an animal's conformation greatly. In one of the 3/4 rear pic, he does have some set to his hocks.
I say this because there have been times that I've seen pictures and think Yuk!. Then see the critter in person and discover that the pictures did not do it justice.
Personally, I like him. If you are not in a hurry, I wait and see what he looks like when he is a bit older. He really does not have a feminine head IMO.
It would be nice to see profile pictures with the camera lens held level with his body, and the same for front and rear views. You usually need to squat down to do that. However, when you are trying to take pictures out in the pasture, that is easier said than done (unless you have a good camera with a telephoto lens
Keren":3u2x2ddm said:how bout breeding for both? granted this calf is a touch older than yours