Monday, June 17, 2013

~ A New Baby, Our First Highland/Jersey Cross ~

Introducing our newest addition. A sweet, bull calf {yet to be named}. He is just way to cute. I am bummed that we missed his birth but he is healthy and spunky, nursing really well. He was up and running around when I got out there at 7:45.

His mama is a purebred Jersey and his daddy is a purebred, white Scottish Highlander. Both are very well built animals for their breeds. I am not really sure what color he will be, but I am thinking he will be on the lighter side simply because around his mouth and eyes are very light.


My guess was that he was no more than four hours old when I got out to the barn. He was still a bit wet but was on his feet in a flash and nursing like a champ, knowing right where food was located. He was running around his mama after his nursing session.






The Chicken Chick

3 comments:

  1. Hi Megan! New fan, visiting from the Homestead Barn Hop. Congratulations on your new arrival- he's beautiful!

    I would love to have you to join us at my weekly Clever Chicks Blog Hop: http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2013/06/clever-chicks-blog-hop-39-plus-nest-box.html


    I hope you can make it!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  2. how cute! Our little one is 3 months old and started to change from jersey fawn to a darker brown, its so funny to watch them change colour. Glad that the birth went well, you will have to write about milking now!

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  3. i wish you would print all the writings in your blog up dates. it is very hard for me to read the words on it without the magnifying glass. enjoy them anyway. jana

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