Both are carriers of the recessive red gene and the genes have paired together so that it is unmasked my a dominant (black) gene. Black but red carrier bulls and cows can be registered but they are marked as RED CARRIERS.
> Black but
> red carrier bulls and cows can be
> registered but they are marked as
> RED CARRIERS.
They may be shyed away from by Black Angus breeders, but Red Angus breeders will be interested in them if they are good. A red calf out of any registered Angus parents can be reigistered with the Red Angus Association, and since their geen pool is smaller than the Black the progressive Red Angus breeder is always interested in looking at new bloodlines. A black that carries the red gene will give them about half red calves.