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Ratfish

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It's the gene for heavy muscling shown by such breeds as Belgian Blues and to a lesser extent Piedmontese.

It also shows up occasionally in other breeds.

A drawback is that sometimes the calves need a caesarean section to be delivered.
 

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Disgusting? I think he is magnificent.

Only thing I would change is add some gut.
 

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Ratfish":2mtuamfy said:
http://www.yannarthusbertrand.com/yann2/Sortie_HTML/img/large/Bestiaux/BB-038.jpg

Call me crazy, but they look a bit disgusting. That picture also seems to have a secondary message.

The website home isn't in english...no way could I come up with a secondary message...that wasn't tacky, anyway.

Alice
 

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Ratfish":6ler14ff said:
That picture also seems to have a secondary message.

like what?

there is something else there, but i cant even guess what it is...
 

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Ratfish":14otpxor said:
Call me crazy, but they look a bit disgusting.

here's a better perspective for you. :)

BB-075.jpg
 

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The Piedmontese have a naturally occurring double copy of the Myostatin gene, the double musceling in the Piedmontese does not manifest until the calf is about 6 weeks old, thus the Piedmontese do not have the calving difficulty that some of the other double musceled breeds have. This tenderness gene is passed on (one copy) when crossed with other breeds making that beef more lean and tender also. For more information about the Piedmontese you can google Piedmontese or go to http://www.pauscattle.org .
 

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