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Gamboling Guernsey and Friend

August 13, 2014

Afternoon fun with the calves – photos in no particular order.















21 Comments leave one →
  1. August 13, 2014 6:29 pm

    I love it when they run about like that!. I am hot on the trail of a guernsey for my next milk cow. Fingers crossed.

  2. Barb in CA permalink
    August 13, 2014 6:55 pm

    Just watching that makes ya smile!

    • August 13, 2014 7:13 pm

      Their first day out – they were tuckered out after a few sessions of playing and learning about the electric fence :p

      • Barb in CA permalink
        August 14, 2014 6:13 am

        Matron, I’m assuming that Lo Fat will eventually join the herd when he is weaned? Will Reese join the herd too?

        • August 14, 2014 6:35 am

          Barb, hopefully next spring they can both go with the herd, but definitely not before then.

  3. Fid permalink
    August 13, 2014 7:19 pm

    Ain’t life grand, for them and us! Thanks for sharing!!!

  4. Carrie permalink
    August 13, 2014 9:54 pm

    Great action shot of Lo Fat – bull calf as big cat! Such a difference in conformation between them – looks like Reese has his Mother’s ‘gangling’ genes.

    • August 14, 2014 4:58 am

      Yes, right there is the stark difference between a beef breed and a dairy, one puts their all into meat and the other into milk production. It’s amazing how much stronger the beef calves are with the extra muscle.

  5. Laura permalink
    August 14, 2014 4:08 am

    Are these two the same type of cow? Reese looks well filled out and the other guy-well I can see his ribs! Is that normal for this stage of life?

    • August 14, 2014 5:00 am

      No, one is full-blooded dairy, and the other full-blooded beef. Reese is the dairy calf, and yes seeing ribs is common on a dairy breed at all stages of their life.

  6. Mich permalink
    August 14, 2014 5:37 am

    Chalk and cheese in type but very cute together.

  7. Chris permalink
    August 14, 2014 10:28 am

    Awe BFF’s! 🙂 Too bad most humans can’t get along that well with other “breeds” !!

  8. Terry Gray permalink
    August 15, 2014 2:44 pm

    I will be saving this post and bringing out any day I need a big smile. Thank you

  9. August 15, 2014 10:03 pm

    When I see a calf running, I think…cute baby! When the hubby sees one running…he says,”Stop!, you’ll get tough”

  10. Esther permalink
    August 16, 2014 1:10 pm

    Sweet to see “friends”….

  11. Wendy permalink
    August 16, 2014 1:25 pm

    I love having 2 claves on the cow – they do so much better imo with a buddy.

  12. Wendy permalink
    August 16, 2014 1:26 pm

    And the dairy baby is not skinny….those calves raised on a commercial diary are *skinny*. That’s a healthy, cow fed, dairy calf in the flesh

  13. A.A. permalink
    August 20, 2014 12:48 pm

    Lovely, thank you for so many pictures of the two having a good time.

  14. August 20, 2014 8:58 pm

    just GORGEOUS!!!!!!!

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