Wednesday, April 22, 2009

The Matriarch's

Every cow herd has those special females.

Here's 5042...



Her real name is King's Miss 5042

But it's really easy to call her something else...something I shouldn't publish here...

If you knew 5042, you would agree with me...especially during calving time.

But she really is a great cow.

And she's had some great calves....including my favorite, who isn't a matriarch yet, but I'll show her here...

She's 1.



You might say that 1 is my favorite...maybe.

Oh, I can't fool anyone. So what if 1 is my favorite?

But 1066's heifer calf this year is going to give her a run for her money!



Oh, there she is. She wasn't having any of my shenanigans....besides, there was a flat bed with feed on it. But I love her...she's adorable.

Anyway, this post isn't about calves...it's about the mama's.

Speaking of mama's...

Here is Pitchfork Winstar Paradox 939...



I'm going to go out on a limb and say that 939 is Thayne & Missy's favorite...

Just a hunch...

She loves the camera. Every time I take pictures, she square up, puts her lovely ears forward and strikes a pose. Really, she's a pretty smart cow. In fact, I think she's rubbing off on her calf. That's him peeking out from behind her...

And then there is 9350...



Or in Red Angus registration land...Red Passion 9350

9350 didn't want to cooperate and have a nice picture taken...unlike 939.

But I tricked her and snuck this one in. But it doesn't do her justice. The photo is only average...and she's not your average cow.

She's such a reliable cow...and we like to say she could have an elephant.

That came in handy last year when she had twins!

I'm going out again this weekend to take more pictures of the calves and their mama's this weekend...

Hopefully better pictures, with better light, and cows squared up and not standing down hill...

But you can only ask for so much, right?

1 comment:

  1. How fun ... you KNOW so much more than I'll ever know ... I'm lucky to know their number :)

    Hope you've had a good week ... did Clint get the disk?

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