About three years ago my sweetie brought home a real pair of awful looking animals (I'd asked him to pick me up a couple of young breds if he saw anything decent that day)...well, he had his rose coloured glasses on that day, because when I went in to pick them up from the sale barn, there they were.
Beauty (#122)- a small red shorthorn cross cow with deformed horns that spiraled around her ears
Princess (#121)- a stunted looking Char/longhorn cross with a head like a pump jack.
Now I'm not in the habit of naming cattle (with the exception of Frankencow, but that miserable man killer earned her christening fair and square), but I figured that there better be something positive to say about those two cows...even if it was only their names.
I'm happy to report that both of those scrubby looking beasts have gone above and beyond any reasonable expectations as mothers. Both of them raise cracker jacks of calves, and have never required assistance either in calving or mothering their calves.
The only downside is getting teased by sweetie about how those two sorry looking creatures turned out to be such good producers, but I guess it's a small price to pay.