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2012 calves from the desert

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leanin' H

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Finally got around to uploading a few pictures from my wife's camera. Calving is over except for one tailender. Here are a few of the one's that are here. :D Little brother to little H's stockshow steer.
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Close up of the brockle faced little dude.
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Snoozing twins on a bed of straw.
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This heifer belongs to a nice little cow. She will probably be a keeper this fall. We shall see.
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There's gotta be atleast one problem child. This heifer calf was born with a turned out front left leg and weak ankles. Plus she has kinda crooked back legs. :? Can ya see how her front leg turns out?
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Same calf at the refilling station. She is getting better with time, especially on the ankles and back legs but the left front tire is wearing funny.
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Rear veiw. I am not a golfer but they either hook or slice? :???: The cow is a nice cow but not sure what to make of this leg issue. I know i won't keep the heifer calf and wondering if ya'll think it's just the way the calf was carried or if momma needs a ride to town? The calf is getting much better but i still wonder.
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Looks just like his mama. She has plenty of ear as well.
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That isn't his mother behind him. You saw her calf back at the start.
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Negotiating with twenty thirteen's prospective show steer. Depending on how his big brother turns out. :D
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It's a banner year for cats and calves. Calves pay a lot better but kids and kittens sure get along swell.
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Calves are looking good there H. With the lambs and the prospect show calves, your going to be a regular old steer jock in no time. I would think that your dog legged calf will be ready to take on the desert terrain in no time. You will probably not even notice her in the fall.
 

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Great pictures H, glad you caught us all up :D . I wouldn't worry much about the crooked leg calf either. I had two this spring, ignored them, when normally I would have splinted them, and they're perfectly fine. If it were me, I wouldn't get rid of the cow.
 

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Things are looking prosperous in the deset 'H. I'm with everyone else, that calf will be fine. We've had calves with both hind legs bent more than that and they turned out fine. We call them 'wind swept' and like everyone here says, you won't be able to tell come fall. I guess they must just lay funny in the cow, or lay to still in one spot for too long :???:
 

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Big Muddy rancher said:
By they way, your little girl has sure grown. :D

Her pants are a foot short. :wink: :lol: :lol:

Things are pretty tough out here. She's been wearing those pants for 5 years. :D :D She is growing way too quick for me. So is her little brother. It makes their dad feel old. But not as old as you! :lol: :p 8) :wink:
 

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Very nice looking calves, leanin' H!

edited: "cough" for a second in line world's smallest ranch type outfit. :D
 

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