Monday, August 30, 2010

Ruby Red

Well, I have finally remembered to take the camera out to get recent photo's of our first Dna typed red Dexter. The photo's don't replicate the shiny, shiny new copper penny color of her but it gives one an idea. Next on the agenda start halter training her, I would very much like to show her. Not too many Dexter classes or shows locally so it may be that she is shown for exhibit only. That's ok, I welcome the opportunity to educate the public on this wonderful small breed of cattle. The other calf in one of the pictures is, Spunky Mooster, you know like Punky Brewster. It's amazing that she wasn't tearing around wrestling with the weeds or bumping heads with Ruby.

Animals definitely seem to hang out with like sex, or color. The three boys all hang together and Spunky and Ruby are always together.

Scooter the dog is getting huge!!!! We joke that he is part great dane. He's still waiting for his brain to show up, think he has DADD-dog attention deficit disorder. He's a great dog, even if we do make fun of him.

1 comment:

Susan said...

She is adorable!
We bred Lariat (through AI) to a mini red Dexter and LaFonda, our sweet Jersey-mitt milk cow to a mini White Park. They haven't gone into heat since breeding, so hoping it was successful! I can't wait to have calves romping in the pasture next spring,
If you've read out blog, you know that we harvested Reuben and Lasso - (my eyes well up as I write that). I don't think we will raise steers for meat again. Too hard.
I hope all is gopig well for your fmaily - happy to see you blogging again!