These are twin heifers that were orphaned last year, photo taken about a month after they were born. They are 7/8 SD 1/8 Brahman. They have grown into two lovely young ladies. Will post a pic of them now when I get a chance.
The South Devon bull is a grandson of Westhams Axle 718 a bull from New Zealand out of a cow by a Grove Hannibal sire bull. So a mix of English/Australian/New Zealand.The South Devon Hereford female has had 4 calves and has a perfect udder when its filled with milk. She doesn't become bottle teated at all.
South Devons are definately better used as a crossbred than as a pure commercial animal in tougher country. Some SD breeders would dispute that. That maybe the problem why they haven't taken off in this country. Too much emphasis was made on promotinng them to perform in country other than the softer southern land. ( Our northern areas are very hot ,better suited to Bos Indicus types) South Devons are after all are Britishand not meant to endure the warmer climes. I think our Herefords do perform better. I just love the temperament of the SDs (its better than Herefords) Horses for courses I suppose.