We had our first calf of the year!

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by theoldchick, Dec 24, 2010.

  1. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    I'm so excited! Came about 9 am and is adorable. Black with a white face and legs, she's a beauty for sure! No, I didn't name her Eve. I'm calling her Panda because her facial markings are identical to a Panda! [​IMG]
     
  2. ma2babygurl13

    ma2babygurl13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We need PICS!!!
     
  3. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Congrats, and yes, we need pics! [​IMG]

    Can't wait til we have the ability to celebrate about a new Yak calf. . . .
     
  4. arabianequine

    arabianequine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cute a pic is needed.

    When are you expecting that to be Illia? I want to see pics of a baby yak for sure. [​IMG]
     
  5. RainbowBirds_of_a_Feather

    RainbowBirds_of_a_Feather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cute I am happy for you all!! I can't wait to see pics of your new calf.

    Have a Great Christmas!
     
  6. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Congrats! [​IMG]
     
  7. Louieandthecrew

    Louieandthecrew I am actually a female!

    Pictures pictures and more pictures!!!
     
  8. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Quote:Whenever we get a cow or heifer. [​IMG] Have any idea how hard it is and how long it takes to find a young yak heifer available out in the PNW? . . . (or anywhere, really, except Vermont, Colorado, and Idaho) We were pretty lucky with our bull.
     
  9. arabianequine

    arabianequine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Whenever we get a cow or heifer. [​IMG] Have any idea how hard it is and how long it takes to find a young yak heifer available out in the PNW? . . . (or anywhere, really, except Vermont, Colorado, and Idaho) We were pretty lucky with our bull.

    I am sure thats why I wanna see a pic. I thought you had everything needed actually. If I hear of one I will let you know.

    Yak is different then a buffalo right cause I know where some of those are. Well my husband said they are different just now.
     
  10. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Quote:Whenever we get a cow or heifer. [​IMG] Have any idea how hard it is and how long it takes to find a young yak heifer available out in the PNW? . . . (or anywhere, really, except Vermont, Colorado, and Idaho) We were pretty lucky with our bull.

    I am sure thats why I wanna see a pic. I thought you had everything needed actually. If I hear of one I will let you know.

    Yak is different then a buffalo right cause I know where some of those are. Well my husband said they are different just now.

    Yes, quite different, although one can and has crossed the two. (The guy I got my bull from has a yak/buffalo cross cow as well as some more or less yak offspring from the cow.) They're VERY wild tempered.

    We're planning, and have been for a while, to get a yak heifer and a normal "cow" heifer, (yak-cow crosses are surprisingly more common than yaks) but our choice in cattle is very, very picky. No common stuff like Angus, Simmental, Hereford, Limousin, Charolais, etc.
     

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