Jeanne - Simme Valley":1utdx5cw said:I'm not Knersie and don't pretend to be as experteise as him in describing/critiqueing animals. But, if you get behind an animal, you want them to be wide in the rear, tapering to a nice smooth flat front end. Meaning: big butted, big ribbed, flat shoulders blending into a long feminine neck & head.
I know what I like when I see it but can't explain what I like & dislike like Knersie. He NAILED it!
Jeanne - Simme Valley":16koj9fg said:Well, I'll try again. Doesn't want to go thru.
I love posting a pic of Uh Oh:
farmwriter":2yg0mwdg said:I see. So, do you consider this universally appealing in a brood cow? Not just a hereford thing I guess?
Yes its universal across all breeds, just more pronounced in some. Typically a hereford don't show as a defined female wedge like angus do for instance. The dairy breeds takes this to another level.
My apologies to the original poster if I'm hijacking you're thread too much.
KNERSIE":1dfu1ell said:This older cow has the opposite of a female wedge, she has a reversed wedge shape. She was surprisingly fertile, but lacked in maternal quality, she milked very well for three months and then almost dried up. She was culled shortly after this photo was taken.