Stacking Baldy Gene in Simmental

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Bull40

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Is it possible to stack the Baldy gene in simmental cattle? I have a nice baldy heifer I want to breed. Thinking of using a baldy bull (High Life) from select sires. I’ve heard that it doesn’t work and you can get a all black calf? Thanks
 

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What you've heard is true.
I'll defer to Jeanne, as she's stuck with breeding purebreds for a long time, but the last few years, we swung back to the Simmental side, concentrating on blaze/baldy bulls. Had several baldy cows in the herd that were 50% or higher SM... full white faces like traditional Simmentals, but bred to blaze-faced black bulls, over half the time we got solid color calves, and even some that got white had only small patches or even just a few white hairs...had one we named Lashley, cuz she had white eyelashes, but no other white anywhere.
 

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It can be very hit and miss, and some genetic lines seem to always give you some form of white on the head/face.

What I try to avoid is breeding cows that have white socks, white switches and white bellies, breed them to a blaze or baldy face bull and you can get white all over the place.

These are just my experiences and your mileage may vary.
 

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