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I have 20 PB Angus cows bred to a Polled Hereford bull. The calves should start dropping any day now. Will all the calves be Black Baldy's or will some be red?

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Brad B":1hbb0h93 said:
I have 20 PB Angus cows bred to a Polled Hereford bull. The calves should start dropping any day now. Will all the calves be Black Baldy's or will some be red?

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Brad

There is a possibility of some dark red calves, but in my opinion most should be black baldies. Good luck!
 

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Brad B":ohtg5kmg said:
I have 20 PB Angus cows bred to a Polled Hereford bull. The calves should start dropping any day now. Will all the calves be Black Baldy's or will some be red?

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Brad

They should be mostly, if not all, black baldies.
 

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Out of 200 angus we bred to a Hereford, we got 138 black calves, 58 Baldies, 3 herefords, and 1 really pretty red, which baffeled us. Just a quincidence (sp) I'm sure but all 4 colored calves were bulls.
 
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Thanks for the fast replies. I'm hoping to get some white faced heifers to keep. I guess the color doesn't matter so much, since they will all be the same cross, but the "black baldy" color always comes in handy at the stockyard.

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Okay, now for a change in the question. Does the sex of the breeding animals play a role in the color of the offspring? i.e. Will a Angus Bull X Hereford Cow throw more black baldy's than a Hereford Bull X Angus Cow? Is the color trait sex linked?

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la4angus":388b8zha said:
Brad B":388b8zha said:
I have 20 PB Angus cows bred to a Polled Hereford bull. The calves should start dropping any day now. Will all the calves be Black Baldy's or will some be red?

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Brad

They should be mostly, if not all, black baldies.

As usual La4 you are correct unless the Angus has a red recessive gene and you would need txag here, on what percentage could be red.
 

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If the angus has a red gene there will be a 50% chance of a red calf from that animal. Come on CC don't you remember biology?
 

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Brad B":2kdhm053 said:
Okay, now for a change in the question. Does the sex of the breeding animals play a role in the color of the offspring? i.e. Will a Angus Bull X Hereford Cow throw more black baldy's than a Hereford Bull X Angus Cow? Is the color trait sex linked?

Brad
The color should come from the genes. Sex shouldn't play any important role in the color.
I agree with Campground that txag would know more about this than I and definitely can explain it better than I can.
 

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If the angus has a red gene there will be a 50% chance of a red calf from that animal. Come on CC don't you remember biology?

Not really Jake it was over thirty years ago. I am starting to have senior moments. Thats why we need smart educated young ranchers to help us old men.
 

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Campground Cattle":1szo8yb1 said:
I am starting to have senior moments. Thats why we need smart educated young ranchers to help us old men.

I dunno if I can help you there... I'll have to go find one of them guys for myself :lol:
 

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Jake":kcz2v4hj said:
Campground Cattle":kcz2v4hj said:
I am starting to have senior moments. Thats why we need smart educated young ranchers to help us old men.

I dunno if I can help you there... I'll have to go find one of them guys for myself :lol:

Heck I thought that was Maw and Paw were paying for so you could help us simply old cattlemen
 
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Number 5 showed me the first one would be a black baldy today. Weigh's about 70 lbs. Smaller than I thought the crossed calves would be. Nice little heifer calf. Now have to start thinking about what to cross the baldy's with. Decisions, decisions. Thinking maybe black Semi's??? Any suggestions.
 
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Good idea! Those sure are some nice cattle. I have considered those too. I may go that route. At any rate, got nearly two years to decide.

Brad
 
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