Calves

 
 
Grace had the second calf of the year on January 13th, 2016. A very small bull calf that will stay small! Momma is 33" tall and Pappa is 31" tall. It's too early to tell for sure what color he will be. Grace consistently has small calves even though she is my oldest cow. I bought her from the Komoko Ranch in Florida when she was just weaned.
This is Moonbeam's first calf, and she did a great job. She had this small heifer, Lil Cindy, with no problem. She was up in minutes getting her first meal. This little heifer is gorgeous, and is a keeper.  Her birthday was March 5th, 2016. The gray of course will turn black in a couple of months.
 
DeeDee's second calf born May 9th, 2015 was this gorgeous heifer, #83, named Lil Crystal.  She will be black & white in a couple of months and be colored very similar to her mother. Crystal is very tiny, and will remain that way since her mother is 33" and her sire Prince is 31".Check out her size as compared to the bucket hanging on the wall behind her. She's a keeper!
Third calf of the year 2016, this is Prince Dean. Born January 15th, he had a rough entrance into this world, but he is doing just great now. He will no doubt be a black & white paint. His color pattern is very similar to his sire, Prince Dan.  He will remain very tiny since both his sire and his mother are only 31" tall. He will be a keeper.  
 
I had to add another picture of Crystal #83 since she is my pride & joy! She is what I breed for, both small and colorful! Her mother DeeDee is probably the most colorful cow in my herd, and it looks like her daughter will be even better. Born May 9th, 2015 she is less than four days old in this picture. She's a keeper for sure!
Ok, just one last picture of Crystal! This picture shows her size as compared to the geese behind her. What a tiny beauty. Can't wait for her color change.
 
First calf of the year, born January 3, 2016. This calf, like it's mother, is simply gorgeous. And it's a heifer! Can't ask for more than that. She has been sold and when she is weaned she will be moving.                  ****SOLD TO ALABAMA!!****
Heather had her first calf, a super colorful heifer, on March 22, 2016. Heather is a blue & white paint, but her calf will be black & white in a couple of months. This calf will remain tiny since Heather is only 29" tall and of course sired by 31" Prince.   
 
This tiny calf is Sir Patrick II.  His mother is Freckles, a 29-1/2" black & white cow. He was sired by Prince, my 31" black & white bull. So he will mature very tiny.  Freckles and Prince both have very laid back personalities, which I try to breed for.
2016 Calving season has been good to me.  These colorful calves are all keepers.  The heifer in front is a yearling I kept last year. Right beside her is a tiny bull I am keeping born in January 2016, and the mostly white heifer was born in March 2016. I have sold quite a few, only because I can't keep them all.  Color is getting to be a habit!
 
Another picture of Sir Patrick.  He is extremely tiny and just gorgeous. His mother is 29-1/2" tall and his sire is 31", so he will also be tiny. He has a huge hump for such a little guy.
Here's Lil Crystal, pictured above at an early age. Crystal is now a yearling, and a keeper.  She's one of the smallest heifers I have raised. She's gorgeous just like her mother DeeDee.