My new baby

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Haviris2, May 30, 2011.

  1. Haviris2

    Haviris2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, I am running an orphanage. And this is my newest baby, assuming I can keep her alive, she didn't get any colostrum so ended up with navel ill and is temporarily blind, but the swelling has gone and her eyes are starting to clear, so hopefully we are nearly out of the woods.
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  2. DancingHen

    DancingHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hope she pulls through. She is beautiful. [​IMG] Good luck, and thank goodness she had you to take her in. [​IMG]
     
  3. Ms.Frizzle

    Ms.Frizzle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is a cute calf! When we used to raise calves (sale barns), Joint Ill was a common one that we would have ended up purchasing.
     
  4. Memphisjourney2seramas

    Memphisjourney2seramas Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2011
    super cute! and good luck!!
     
  5. Haviris2

    Haviris2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm afraid to get to excited, she's doing well, but I know she could crash fast. Today she has been doing baby bucks! The last calf I had (only a week ago) didn't go so well, and it was completely my fault, and I still feel horrible, so I soo need this baby to do well.

    I also have her half sister and she had joint ill as a baby, and she's turned out ok,
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  6. Matthew3590

    Matthew3590 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love cows. I just love the ones that don't have the very slinky skin and fill it out very well. With very broad fore hads tha I can put my palm on. One day I will have a herd of 20+ Cattle. Did I say I love cows?
     
  7. Missymac

    Missymac Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats! I hope all goes well for her. Good Luck she is adorable:)
     
  8. Mzyla

    Mzyla Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Beautiful cow! And the dog looking at her with such a concern [​IMG]
    How nice!
    Let us know of her progress - I love cows too, but my property is too small for them.
     
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  9. Haviris2

    Haviris2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So far so good, I'll post more pics as she gets older, yesterday she started doing baby hops, she wants to play after her bottles (I'm once again sad about losing the other one, they would have made such a cute pair and she would have had another calf to play with). I definately have to get some pics of her bounces. The dog is my sister in law's dog Ally, she has her faults, but she's a heck of a livestock dog. And I have to say, I love the markings on her ears!

    So Matthew3590 you like the ones with tighter shin? I LOVE the brahman influence! That's what gives these girls their loose skin (although Drama (the black cow) has less), I just love the loose skin and big ears! And the baby I lost had the biggest ears!

    Here are some more pics of the babies born this year, these, sadly, are not mine, and not the greatest pics, I let a few of the kids go with me and it stirred the herd up abit, they aren't use to seeing them,
    Looks like someone blacked this one's eyes,
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    This one was born the same day as the one I lost, the black cow closest is my new babies mom,
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    And these were taken a few months ago, these babies are bigger now,
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    I need a new pic of this one, he is soooo flippen cute!
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    And this one is a full sister to my yearling heifer I raised last year,
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    Brat as a baby, I don't see the resemblance,
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  10. Skyesrocket

    Skyesrocket Chillin' With My Peeps

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    (I'm once again sad about losing the other one, they would have made such a cute pair and she would have had another calf to play with).

    All of us that foster babies lose some. I lost two of four bottle baby kids I brought home last week. [​IMG] It can get frustrating but focusing on the ones that thrive under our care helps a lot.
    So, enjoy that cute big earred bouncing baby! That is usually a good sign that she is feeling good. [​IMG]
     

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