Fleck cross question

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Cada22

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Am I setting myself up for more spotted calves if I breed my 1/2 Angus 1/2 Holstein cows to Fleck bulls?
 

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Possibly... would depend on whether the bull carries the 'spotting' gene. Not all do.
I'd count on some chrome on legs/feet, etc.

I've seen at least one full-Fleckvieh AI sire somewhere that's solid red... no white on him at all.
 
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The feet and legs do not bother me. I was talking more Holstein pattern.
 

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Cada22":2c84agkn said:
The feet and legs do not bother me. I was talking more Holstein pattern.
Then it's not worth it to breed your cows to fleck bull if you don't want calves with Holstein markings
 

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Most Fleckvieh are solid red with goggle eyes nowadays. You can still find the odd spotted one if you look around and the odd buckskin. Many breeders are testing for the diluter gene now as a lot of these bulls go to work on black cows. Lots of catalogs up already and more every day, but check out Transcon Livestock, Bouchard Livestock, Bohrson Marketing or Buyago websites to see what modern Fleckvieh look like or Simmental in general.
 

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