Friday, March 20, 2009

Spring Calves

There is nothing more cute than baby animals of any kind! We had our first calves yesterday morning and this cow pictured below had twins! The twins do not look like each other and are different genders too. One is a black white face and the other is a reddish brown with a white face. The mother is a red Limousine/Hereford cross and the bull is a black Limousine. The little reddish brown one was a little confused and was nursing on a cow that wandered up to check out the new babies yesterday afternoon. The curious cow just stood there and let it nurse. Of course the mother was a little confused too so John got the new family in the barn to let them get to know each other better. This is the 3rd time this cow has had twins. She had a single last year but twins the two years before.
The photo below is of the other twin - both were napping near their mother when I first went out to see them in the afternoon.
Happy for signs of Spring!


Bethany said...

I love that there are two different calves. Both are so beautiful. Congratulations!

Elaine Adair said...

Oh my goodness - such memories you have reminded me of ... I can just smell those little calves and their sweet breath, and lovely eyes. 8-))) Thank you.


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