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When discussing colour preferences it's usually red, black and white. I'm curious if others have love for the browns and greys like I do.

I picked these girls up from my dad's friend who allegedly has a year to live. I only had red and blacks before this but I've always had tons of respect for this gentleman's herd.
 

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I love the different colors! I just don't have them (except for my quintessential red headed stepchild) because they don't sell well around here. Congrats on what looks like to be a beautiful herd!
 

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Yes I have one. The first one I have owned. He is not homo black or polled. About 75% calves are black, a few have short horns. His calves are modest size at birth.
He handles the heat okay but he is a fly magnet. He does what I ask and that was to put more butt into my calves. I sold my angus bull and kept him when I had to cut way back this year.
 

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This grey cow is 12 or 13 now and has been a super solid producer for me. She always has a nice big calf every fall. The first heifer I kept out of her is a first calf heifer this year and has probably the best calf of all my two year olds. She has another heifer this year that I think is going to be even better than the two year old.0E823906 0C91 4F80 A19E B02F3095EE6A

My other grey cow is a first calf heifer that doesn’t look like much, but she’s doing a nice job with her calf. She’s out of a simangus bull and a Charolais cross cow that came from my old herefordxholstein nurse cow.1DB3F30F 8321 45C4 8CD4 D24C9B3AD0B1B04F8948 D3AD 4C33 95B4 6C861090A869

The handful of murray greys that have been in the herd over the years have also all been great cows as well.
 

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Nice looking cows. Is the grey/white older cow part holstein? I had one that looked very similar.... a hol/char/? cross... put some real nice calves on the ground and milked like all get out. Got a couple of her grand daughters and a great grand daughter in the herd now and the grey color comes out quite often.... got a first calf heifer due here shortly... g.grand daughter I think... or maybe g.g. granddaughter...
 
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Nice looking cows. Is the grey/white older cow part holstein? I had one that looked very similar.... a hol/char/? cross... put some real nice calves on the ground and milked like all get out. Got a couple of her grand daughters and a great grand daughter in the herd now and the grey color comes out quite often.... got a first calf heifer due here shortly... g.grand daughter I think... or maybe g.g. granddaughter...
Thanks! They are a mix of Angus, Charolais and Simmental.
 

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Nice looking cows. Is the grey/white older cow part holstein? I had one that looked very similar.... a hol/char/? cross... put some real nice calves on the ground and milked like all get out. Got a couple of her grand daughters and a great grand daughter in the herd now and the grey color comes out quite often.... got a first calf heifer due here shortly... g.grand daughter I think... or maybe g.g. granddaughter...
She came from the sale barn so I don’t know anything about her genetic makeup, but she sure does milk well like yours. She runs out in the desert and holds up well, so if she has any holstein it would have to be less than a quarter.
 

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I’m debating replacing my simangus bull with a charolois this next year. I’m needing more thickness in my feeder steers. I have a tough time with limousine, just past experiences, cows that didn’t milk and attitudes. I’ve had charolois in past, dad always used charolois.
 
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I’m debating replacing my simangus bull with a charolois this next year. I’m needing more thickness in my feeder steers. I have a tough time with limousine, just past experiences, cows that didn’t milk and attitudes. I’ve had charolois in past, dad always used charolois.
There is some really nice simmental out there but I prefer charolais because they are more consistent as a breed. Tan white and yellow calves are outselling everything else lately in Northern Alberta lately.
 

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This grey cow is 12 or 13 now and has been a super solid producer for me. She always has a nice big calf every fall. The first heifer I kept out of her is a first calf heifer this year and has probably the best calf of all my two year olds. She has another heifer this year that I think is going to be even better than the two year old.View attachment 19840

My other grey cow is a first calf heifer that doesn’t look like much, but she’s doing a nice job with her calf. She’s out of a simangus bull and a Charolais cross cow that came from my old herefordxholstein nurse cow.View attachment 19841View attachment 19842

The handful of murray greys that have been in the herd over the years have also all been great cows as well.
Where are you at? I'm edge of Caldwell, ID.



My plans have changed and I'm done doing cow/calf. I'll be getting a small herd of calves and making a go of it from spring to winter and then selling off most of them. My wife is happy b/c I've promised some color out there. Not the straight black hided animals we have now.
 

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I'm very happy with the different color that my Braunvieh bull has put in my herd this year. The extra weight that he puts on the calves will make up for any markdown from not being total black.
 

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