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Too much set in those back legs.
« on: December 09, 2010, 07:37:51 PM »
We have an Alias daughter that is nine months old.  When we weaned her off at six months her back legs were fine for the show ring, but now the set in her back legs get worse every day.  Does Alias have a history of having calves like this?  This heifers mother does not have a problem with her legs.  Any input or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Too much set in those back legs.
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2010, 08:40:00 PM »
If you ever get a chance to see  old Alias. You'll have a great chance to see him on his knees. He can't stand up for very long periods at one time. Structure is always a side note with Alias calves.

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Re: Too much set in those back legs.
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2010, 10:00:46 PM »
yeah he can throw a trainreck of a structure on a calf. hate to hear that. my monopoly calf did that same thing and we ended up having to get  rid of him
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Re: Too much set in those back legs.
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2010, 03:07:11 AM »
Too straight is an issue with many. What is too much set?  Is the calf wanting to hold his legs under himself?  Sometimes if they're not soft at the foot/pastern and they will tend to have more set in the hock juncture. Everything is connected and relates to how they are structured and move.
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Re: Too much set in those back legs.
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2010, 12:42:44 PM »
alias is out of a who made who cow.
who made who is famous for throwing stylish calves with awesome front ends and sometimes his calves are too straight.

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Re: Too much set in those back legs.
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2010, 08:20:48 AM »
I think they are talking about too much set to the hock. I've seen calves w/ so much you could almost used their hock as a chair.  I know I have to really watch that when I make breeding decisions. I actually just purchased a bull that is a bit straighter off his hind wheels than I like because he'll be very useful for correcting some of the cows I have w/ too much hock set, and any hind leg problem for that matter. 

You would have a very hard time trying to find Alias genetics with too much set. We probably need to see a picture of what the calf looks like on those hind legs. JMO. <cowboy>
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Re: Too much set in those back legs.
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2010, 11:26:07 AM »
Alias is noted as being straight on both front and rear llegs.  Wouldn't he work better on sound, Angus type cows?  Too much set shouldn't be a problem with his calves unless it is coming from the dam side.

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Re: Too much set in those back legs.
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2010, 11:41:44 AM »
We have an Alias daughter that is nine months old.  When we weaned her off at six months her back legs were fine for the show ring, but now the set in her back legs get worse every day.  Does Alias have a history of having calves like this?  This heifers mother does not have a problem with her legs.  Any input or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

 I'm assuming that you meant ( too strait ), & not too much set,correct?

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Re: Too much set in those back legs.
« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2010, 12:56:20 PM »
Her back legs are not too straight, they're just the opposite.   This heifer's mother does not have this problem.  I definetley  will not use Alias again.

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Re: Too much set in those back legs.
« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2010, 06:57:52 PM »
perhaps if you are getting something with too much set on the rear legs from Alias, then you might have the million dollar calf.. maybe you should be using more of him, as you have something differenet, unique, and rare.... 

Tis too straight not a, for say "breed type" of club calf oriented bulls?  Do you not run a very high risk of creating very straight legged cattle, just by having the semen in your tank? (as I once heard) 

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Re: Too much set in those back legs.
« Reply #10 on: December 12, 2010, 07:22:03 PM »
I have a feeling you might actually be saying you have a sound Alias.  If it has any set at all you better off than 99% of Alias calves.

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Re: Too much set in those back legs.
« Reply #11 on: December 12, 2010, 08:22:22 PM »
yeah i have never heard of an alias with any set (not to mention too much). your in luck
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