Saturday, October 30, 2010

Lucky


Is a Holstein heifer by Chilton out of my Trixy family. Yesterday morning she had a heifer calf by our milking shorthorn bull, Checkerboard Magnum's Promise. I was thrilled to see red when Liz brought her down the lane and a heifer to boot, happy dance indeed!

I am going to get Liz to tattoo her right away, because she is virtually an exact duplicate of several other daughters of the same bull. I would love to get them all in halters and line them up for a picture. Maybe next spring...even the half Jersey looks amazingly like the others.
If it weren't for size you wouldn't be able to tell Northstar from Rio from this new one, whose name is Laramie.

9 comments:

NumberWise said...

Beautiful color! I'd love to see them all together.

threecollie said...

NW, I am going to try to get it done next spring if I can. I like them a lot!

Throwback at Trapper Creek said...

Gosh she is a beauty! Can't wait to see them all lined up!

Ericka said...

congratulations!

how do you tattoo them anyway? i picture a cow (or a horse) on a dentist chair kind of thing with a biker dude tattooing "mom" while their friends egg them on. probably not that accurate...?

joated said...

Lovely! Seems you've been getting more girls than boys lately. I'm sure Liz likes that since it can help the herd grow.


PS: Too bad she's got Obama's ears.

threecollie said...

Nita, thanks! I hope I can get it done

Ericka, thanks. There is a little clamp thing that holds numbers and letters, which are stamped in the ear. They don't mind it much at all. It is used on the solid colored breeds, unlike Holsteins where you map their spots for their registrations

Joated, I about died laughing...poor baby, she does indeed. What a shame.

DayPhoto said...

OH! That would be a delightful photo shoot! I hope you can get it done!

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

Cathy said...

Awwwww . . . I missed this one. She's a sweetie.

And BTW, her ears are a LOT cuter than The Ones!

threecollie said...

Linda, I hope I do. Liz tattooed Laramie for me Saturday so I can get her identified with the breed association

Cathy, thanks, she is a smart one too.