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Title: Phenotype Angus Bulls
Post by: Yeager4825 on February 22, 2017, 07:31:17 PM
I am looking for some Angus bulls to add some eye appeal/phenotype to my cows. These bulls will not need to have the greatest set of EPD's in the world, but must have decent SCROTAL and DOCILITY numbers. I would also prefer if the bulls suggested are not Dameron First Class or Silverias Style influenced. Lastly I do not mind if they are young or old, and what type of operation they come from(show ring or production operations). Thanks in advance!
Title: Re: Phenotype Angus Bulls
Post by: cowboy_nyk on February 23, 2017, 07:34:20 AM
SAV Brilliance is the first one that pops to mind with those parameters.  Most of the "show" bloodlines have bad docility and scrotal epds.
Title: Re: Phenotype Angus Bulls
Post by: GoWyo on February 23, 2017, 08:54:48 AM
BSF Opportunist Z5
Bush's Unbelievable 423 (half bro to Brilliance)
Title: Re: Phenotype Angus Bulls
Post by: drapp on February 23, 2017, 04:54:54 PM
As the owner and breeder I would suggest you give slider a try.  He is currently on lease to nowatzke cattle breeding some of the most decorated show heifers. I know he fits your description.  I have lots of pictures of the bull and his offspring.  You can pm me if you have any questions.
Title: Re: Phenotype Angus Bulls
Post by: wakleyc on February 28, 2017, 09:34:46 PM
I'm really interested in using some slider this year my only concern being the elvation. Our home place sits at 6700 ft and pasture goes well over 10000. I am curious if anyone has had slider calves that they have pap tested or had and problems with brisket thanks!
Title: Re: Phenotype Angus Bulls
Post by: captain7781 on March 01, 2017, 07:35:44 AM
I am interested in Slider as well.  I am wanting to know what Angus bloodlines seem to cross well with him?  Does he down size frame on bigger cows?  What happens when used on moderate cows?  Does he improve an average cow?  What traits does he improve and what does he not?  Not looking for guarantees just some thoughts from someone with experience using him.
Title: Re: Phenotype Angus Bulls
Post by: drapp on March 01, 2017, 03:09:55 PM
There is a very long facebook post on slider at "every thing show cattle". There are 70 plus comments and pictures of slider including a video of slider as a mature  bull.
Title: Re: Phenotype Angus Bulls
Post by: sherudam on March 11, 2017, 06:42:04 AM
I would consider RCL Krick. He has been used extensively by Lazy JB Angus and they have some really nice calves out of him. Tito is a Krick son and I believe he sired a lot of bulls in their spring bull sale as well. They had a heifer that was second in her class at Denver this year that was pretty darn nice as well. Krick is an outcross as well as calving ease. Not sure if he has a PAP score but I know Lazy JB is in a higher elevation and they are big on that. Tito has a PAP score of 38 I think.
Title: Re: Phenotype Angus Bulls
Post by: CAB on March 11, 2017, 08:37:49 AM
  Any Angus semen users have any thoughts about KCF Bennett Fortress? I am thinking about poking my virgin heifers to him.