:shock: never heard of a Registered Angus bull carrying a brockle gene???redcowsrule33":2wgvhe6g said:Your bull carries one or two copies of the brockle gene. Common in solid colored breeds and dominant in expression.
I take it the cows are purebred...Dogs and Cows":3lxh1pk5 said:I have a small herd of Herefords...and run a registered Angus bull over them...I expect my calves to be black baldies...they are not. Some are solid black, some have small patches of white on forehead or chin...1 was a brockle face. Is there a reason my bull is throwing such a strong black streak in the calves? These cows are from different lines...so they have different backgrounds...it is coming from the bull. Thanks all!
2nd picture black brockle front right hoof what happened?Randi":3rez40x6 said:The White Face gene comes from the HEREFORD. It is incompletely or co-dominant.
The Brockle gene comes from the ANGUS. It is fairly common in a lot of solid coloured breeds. Angus, Red Angus, Shorthorn. Not as common in the Hereford breed, but it is in there.
Brockle gene puts the markings into the white areas on the animal, generally face and feet. The brockling gene is Dominant.
The brockling can range from only small spots in the white,
to looking almost like a solid color, with small spots of white.
We had one born last spring, and the only white was a small spot under her chin.
Had a heifer calve, last year also, that I thought was solid red with a brockle faced calf (she has a very few white hairs on her forehead)
2nd picture black brockle front right hoof what happened?
Jeanne - Simme Valley":2u7kdnsr said:But, here is a report supporting that all solid color breeds carry the brockle gene (which is a dominant gene). Scroll down to #45 at top of page. Very interesting. I haven't read it all yet, but I saved it on my computer.