I can see that but is that the norm?I do it all the time. They are farm raised and forage developed. I use them, too. KY31 Fescue strikes again.
Just for discussion purposes - So, a breed that started as a crossbred (or even a 3 way cross) is no longer a crossbred after so many years and if a breed association is formed based on that cross? Not disagreeing. But, some people on this board have been quick to point out that any breed association with an open registry that allows a breed-up program is actually a crossbred breed. Some have been quick to point out that most black animals other than angus are not purebred since they were crossed at some point to get the black. That includes simmental, simangus, gelbvieh, black herford, brangus and some others.Good advice, but myth #3 not so much. Santa Gertrudis are not cross-breds. They are their own stabilized breed, well -established since the 40's. They have their own DNA. Same thing with Beefmaster, Brangus, Braford, etc. A registered Brangus bull, tested to be homozygous black, will throw a polled, black calf every time . I agree with the myth.. which is in fact a truth, on using a half Brahma -half Angus bull. Half the calves could turn out like a Brahma cross , and half like an Angus cross. If you were gonna use say, a black baldy bull...half Hereford and half Angus, then you may as well use 2 bulls, a Hereford and an Angus. You'd get the same consistency in the calf crop.
I like the last three Silver, the first looks like he is going to get awful tall. Maybe just the photo.
18 yrs - the Hays Converter breed developed by Harry Hays started in 1957Just for discussion purposes -
How many years or generations does it take for a crossbred to become a purebred? Just looking for some discussions and opinions.
No, but the man had sound reasons as to why each individual animal was selected.Not exactly a “get rich quick” scheme is it?
I concur. I know a Hereford breeder who sticks to his plan and doesn’t deviate.No, but the man had sound reasons as to why each individual animal was selected.
It wasn't some willy-nilly haphazard approach to linebreeding/inbreeding.
Gotta admire a fellow who can follow through on a plan with a defined goal in mind.