Romeo arrived just after we got home last night. It was nearly dark so I was up at sparrowfart to check out that he is the one I chose ;D Of course he is I'm pleased with my choice, he's nicely put together, has a good kind eye and is very calm so far!
He's out with the girls now and has looked like the pied piper all day with 6 calves following him nose to tail, lead by young Tyke. I'm sure Tyke thinks he's doing me a favour by pushing Romeo to the limit in checking out his sexual preferences
I'm not able to access Photobucket to download a pic yet but will try again tomorrow.
You all made me chuckle. Reminds me of the time my hubby got out of surgery & was still '1/2 out of it'. He wanted some water because he said his "mouth was dry as a popcorn fart." I'd never heard that one before!
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OK Here's the boy in question. The pic's aren't wonderful as we're still experiencing great farmers weather, overcast or drizzley
You're onto it Sherry and judging by the growing pile of dung directly below where Mr Swallow (whose wife is nesting in my freezer shed) sits at night yes, I think it's the first thing birds do upon waking
LOL Sparrowfart is a word used a lot by fishing and hunting type folk in NZ. Claire with her early morning milking is definitely up at sparrowfart every morning ;D Hey Janene, like you hubby's definition of a dry mouth ;D
Hooning is another slang word we use meaning to move fast and erratic. The calves are the only things that hoon at my place
Oh! Romeo is shorter than my cows but probably not as tall as my yearling Ellie so he's fairly short stature. That's young Tykie on step behind him!
I wonder if its all the male hormones coursing through their systems as they get older?
I've noticed that within my family the males hair seems to darken as they age. My dad was strawberry blond as a child and had brown hair as an adult and an uncle was an extremely light blond and now has dark, dark brown hair.
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Yes Kim, most Jersey bulls that I see here are very dark all over by the time they're a year old. But you do get the odd one who has black head, neck and lower body with very light, almost white backs. There were a couple with this colouring in Romeo's herd. He's just got a white stripe along his spine.
I think I made a good choice with this boy, he's easy to move around and I have no problem getting him to back off at the gateway whilst I move Lizzie and calves in and out of his paddock.
I live in a big dairy area so there are plenty of Jersey bulls running with Friesian heifers at the moment. I see them on the drive to town. In fact that's the most interesting part of having to leave the farm and go do the shopping
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
Trim: I'm baaaaacccckkkk!
Aug 31, 2019 17:57:22 GMT -5
alpacalexi: My mini jersey cow is pregnant, however the last couple days her udder has deflated. My vet saw her on the 23 and said delivery in a couple weeks Is there a reason for her deflating?
Oct 2, 2019 17:17:00 GMT -5
Trim: She probably aborted a while back. That happened to one of my animals. She was bagging up but within a short while of her "due date" she began to deflate. I had no idea what had happened. I was seriously bummed out.
Feb 8, 2020 20:46:23 GMT -5
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