Sounds like a good plan actually, so in the off year do u keep all or .......I keep heifers for myself every other year. This is my year to sell. I have a few neighbors that know that. I single out my best 12-15, and sell them for $150 over market. Occasionally, I will deem 4 or 5 too nice to sell (look good, and out of my best cows). I don't feel like that's an unfair price, for a quality replacement heifer. I will actually background what I don't sell, and add $150 in value to them.
The guide lines are really to vague for the program to be called CAB. I know guys that have had straight bred Holsteins go CAB (this was back when Tyson still killed Holsteins). Most breeds of cattle will cut if you feed them right.CAB requires a lot more than just color.
It's pretty obvious in some of them the dairy influence. 1/4 does matter. 1/8 does matter...now that can be a good thing or a bad thing. You have to chose the right cows and the right bulls from the breeds that compliment each other. Personally I would have used an Angus bull with very different characteristics than you have chosen to. They would fall apart fast with the forage I have here.
I agree with what others here said...you describing them like you did was dishonest. Calling them Angus X or even commercial Angus would be better than how you chose to describe them.
Some continental breeds can do the same thing. Cross breeding effects start at conception.Speaking from experience. Having a 1/4 Holstein can sneak up on you and have a giant economy size calf and it won't matter what bull you use. It won't happen all the time but it is most certainly a possibility. I have lost a couple Holstein cross heifers over the years.