Post by faithwingnut on Oct 17, 2013 23:01:11 GMT -5
I was convinced the poll hair thing was true.... Until a month ago. Is as SURE. Gretel was having a bull because of her poll hair(it was crazy last calf who was a heifer). All other poll hair cows have been true to wives tale. Not this one! Gretel threw a gorgeous, healthy heifer calf and had the sleekest poll hair ever. BUT, yes, that looks like heifer hair;)
Lacey (jersey/guernsey) heifer
Pia(Piedmontese)- trying again for an A2 Jersey/Pied Heifer calf! My dream cow!
Louisa(jersey/Charlois) heifer calf
Small flock of barbados sheep
Our sweet LGD, Cali
Our fierce barn kitties, Alice and Bella
A big flock of Henny Pennies
A few Muscovies that roam around and Bourbon Red turkeys too.
Yep, she's a registered Swiss. I have got two. I raised steer calves for 4-H my entire life from this line, and yet could never get her to sell me a heifer. Now I am hoping to start a herd for my daughter to get her 4-H calves from. I love the Brown Swiss breed. Nothing compares in my book.
Post by morningstar on Nov 4, 2013 12:24:09 GMT -5
Yay! Congratulations! Nice to know the poll hair was right on, too.
3 dairy heifers: Hazel (Jersey), Little Girl (Holstein), and Mochaccino (Lineback)
3 Hereford heifers: Ella, April, and May
1 steer: Teddy Bear
1 sow, Stella, with her 10 pigs
80 layers, give or take
2 NZ White rabbits
1 busy farm
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mocha: I just was looking around for some answers when I came across this board and found it very informative. Our Jersey cow has a calf about a week ago and I am not getting much milk from her..a litre maybe. What can I do?
May 13, 2015 9:06:36 GMT -5
wyomama: mocha, please do post a thread in the Family Cow section - people viewing on thier phones don't see the chat box.
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