I just noticed this a day after she was born. Stella's heifer has blue eyes.Beautiful ice blue eyes. Not cloudy and she's not blind. Never had this before.Flash doesn't do them justice. Really stunning.
Last Edit: May 18, 2019 20:32:34 GMT -5 by brigitte
It seems blue eyes are fairly rare- possibly related back to longhorns in the MS breed. Roan coloring seems a predisposition. Her sire and dam mostly red, but her granddam a white roan. It's interesting that the blue trait allows a view of a bovine's (normal) horizontal pupil. Some say it will change and some not. I'll be asking about it at a MS event this weekend in the hopes of learning more. She's been sleepy for a girl. I want to get a photo of those eyes outside.
We got a blue eyed Holstein heifer at the sale barn several years back. We called her Bette D. She was mostly white with just a few black spots and specks. Our friend sold her before she was 2 months old so I'm not sure if her eyes stayed blue or not, but they were when she left the property.
^^^ Yes BRC. That is one pretty girl. I love the view of a horizontal pupil. Lucy's blue- which seemed to have a bit of green around it- seems to have darkened a bit, or maybe I just got used to them, but you're right. Still silvery and still a horizontal gaze. I'll see if I can get an updated photo.
Last Edit: Aug 8, 2019 20:29:53 GMT -5 by brigitte
claytonpaul: A bull was put on her herd Late Last May so she was expected to be due between May1 and August. They quoted me August so I wouldn't be disappointing by a late arrival.
May 23, 2019 13:07:11 GMT -5
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