Friday, June 11, 2010

SURPRISE!!!

Look what I found when I got home at 8:30 tonight! The dam is a traditional Simmental (spotted aka 'broken pattern') who is out of AI from a bull from the late 80's that goes back directly to the original imported stock. The semen canes were only 3.00 dollars each. NO ONE WANTED THEM!!!! Her dam is a solid red cow that carried spots as she was also out of AI to a bull from the 80's who was also spotted and down from the original imports. Needless to say she is down from the original imported Simmental that were known for their spotted/broken patterned bodies in red and yellow.

The YELLOW SPOTTED HEIFER calf...ahem.....is only my SECOND heifer calf that is yellow from purebred (not breeding up stock) Simmental cows. Ever. Even when using a yellow spotted bull I raised! This little lady is NOT out of UK semen like i thought, but out of a bull called Polled Ringeye, who was another bull from the 80's that I loved. Kudos for BOTH parents carrying the dilution gene! I didn't know the sire did!

WOHOO! Happy dance happy dance!

2 comments:

Juliann said...

Very cool! :)

Rayna said...

Ahh no wonder you were excited! I was wondering what all the fuss was over a red calf...lol. So hard to see tiny cell phone photos :)

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