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Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Good news from the Auerrindprojekt #2!

Finally, after a long waiting time and also some practical challenges, the first cross calf of the Auerrind project has been born! 

It is a female Sayaguesa x Hungarian Grey calf, and perhaps the only one of its combination yet worldwide. The mother is the Hungarian Grey cow Domka, the father the deceased Sayaguesa bull Johnny. 
It will be interesting to see what the horn shape is going to be like, and how dominant the red portion in its coat colour will be. Perhaps it might resemble some already existing Taurus and Tauros cows in overall looks. 
The cross calf with its mother (© www.auerrind.com)

Congratulations! 

2 comments:

  1. Interesting combination! The calf looks like it might have long and strong legs, a good trait!

    Petter Bøckman

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    1. At this stage it is impossible to tell what a calf is going to look like when fully grown in terms of body shape and proportions. Usually it is possible from the age of 3 years on.

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