What good does it do to have a nice herd of miniature cattle if you don't have a great bull. We are always on the lookout for a small bull. While size is important, we also would like to have conformation and disposition in there too. Splash on some color and you have it made.
Simple and easy....RIGHT!? Not hardly. It seems like it is getting harder to find bulls we like better than the ones we already have. I know they are out there, everyone just hangs on to the good bulls.
2015 Breeding Bulls
Since we are trying to raise the smallest and healthiest miniature cattle, we are always looking for small bulls. If we can't find them, we raise them. These home-grown bulls will each get a nice group of cows for the 2015 breeding season. We can hardly wait to see what happens.
Boone, a 2012 bull out of Deana Jane by Sugar Cain. He looks like the whole package. We have him with some real nice cows and hope he passes it on to his calves. He measured 35 inches tall at 3 yrs old. His black and white color pattern is really attractive and what breeders want. He has the conformation, color and size we like. His half sister is the red and white cow Sydney pictured on the cow page. He goes back to one of our orginal cows that we started with back in 1997.
Woody is a great one. We think he is the pick of the litter. He is out of Rascal (29 inch zebu) and our great cow Sugr Plum. He was born April 30, 2013 and was 20in/23lbs, still under 34 inches. His mother has given us some of the nicest calves. They are all still in the herd and great producers. We hope he produces as well as his sisters. He was only 30 inches tall at 1 year old. Pictured as a calf above, and at 17 months old below. He is one of the oldest bull calves we kept and still the smallest. No picture does him justice. He is a great little bull. Again, a waiting game.
Woody on Sept 17 2014
Choncho, is awesome. That is all I can say. Awesome. He is out of Rascal (29in zebu bull) and Sugar Bottom (35 in). Born June 22, 2013, he was 21in/28lbs, still under 36 inches. He is super fleshy. Great muscle and great color. He is really looking awesome as a 2 year old. He has a full sister born in 2014 that is just as nice as him. She has a little less white, very small and also awesome. His cow herd for 2015 will be some of the most colorful cows. We would like to get somemore line-backs. Picture taken June 12, 2015.
Choncho, Sept 16th, 2014. Running with a few cows.
Choncho picture taken July 6, 2015 next to a gate for size relation. 36 inches at 28 months old.
Tyson's TKO, is really coming into his own. He was a little scrawny as a calf but has filled out nicely. It will be tough waiting on this guy. He has great conformation, color and size...his sire is Rascal (29inch) and his dam Pepper (33inch). He was born July 6, 2013, was 22in/21lbs, still under 36 inches. His speckles and points have turned black. He was the last bull calf born in 2013, but he is totally unrelated to our females so he will make a great out cross on some super heifers. He should throw nothing but color. Most of his cow herd will consist of black and white cows and some loud speckled ones to get more of both. Picture taken June 12, 2015.
35.5 inches tall at 27 months .
Yearling Bulls, a nice group we kept back. Since we have some nice 2 yr olds we are letting these yearlings grow out. It is noce to get calves out of yearlings and get that genetic improvement in the herd early but it is also nice to see how they finish first. As yearlings, we have an idea how they will turn out. As two year old you pretty much know. By 3 yrs old they basically set.
Fargo, the most masculine one of the group. Real nice for a yearling. He is all about the girls. Finally had to take the yearling heifers out because he would not leave them alone. He is out of the same cow as Casey. His spots were brown as a calf, but I think he is technically a brindle. Should mature at 36 or less.
Bullfrog, a is turning into a good one. Out of Speckles by Sugar Cain, he will make a good bull. He also has brindle with lots of black. Real quite since a calf and still is. A great personality. Lots of color. The conformation I like. Just waiting on size. I hope he will finish at 34 inches.
Hurricane, I am holding my breath and crossing my fingers. He has been good since day one. Lots of color, the conformation I like. Out of a great young cow, Katrina and Rascal, a 29 inch bull. He not only got lots of milk from his morther, but also sneeking some from his grand-mother. He was a little butter ball as a calf. Just have to wait. Hoping for another 34 inch bull.
Hombre, this brindle spotted bull is now hree years old. We need to update the picture, above is his yearling picture. He is really filling out nicely. He has the color and conformation I like. It is fun to watch these bulls grow out. He is 38 inches tall. He is our clean up bull for 2014. He is in with the majority of the cows. He had some great calves in 2013, but we didn't breed with him so no calves in 2014 from him. He sired a wide variety of colors in 2013, no a single solid colored calf. He will be sire to alot of calves in 2015. He has been sold to New Mexico.