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Offline Sooner Cattle

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« on: August 01, 2014, 11:55:47 AM »
I did a search and read where its suggested to use kleen sheen when dying. I also read where the hair dye for women work as well as the cattle hair dye. My question is, how many boxes of regular womens hair color would I need for a 450 pound calf? thanks in advance

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Re: dying cattle
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2014, 12:09:31 PM »
Mix 1 bottle of kleen sheen per box of hair dye. I'd say 2 boxes to be safe although 1 may work. And provided you get the right color it is fine to use women's hair dye.

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Re: dying cattle
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2014, 07:52:47 AM »
Excuse my cynicism and naivete but this just seems to confirm and reinforce the fake nature of showing cattle.   I guess I should dye my spotted cattle before I send them to market,  or maybe dye my red cattle black before marketing. 

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Re: dying cattle
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2014, 08:27:05 AM »
Excuse my cynicism and naivete but this just seems to confirm and reinforce the fake nature of showing cattle.   I guess I should dye my spotted cattle before I send them to market,  or maybe dye my red cattle black before marketing.
We dye our black cattle black.  Sometimes the black gets some red in it from the sun.  Just makes them look better.  Didn't change anything about them.

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Re: dying cattle
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2014, 08:30:10 AM »
Excuse my cynicism and naivete but this just seems to confirm and reinforce the fake nature of showing cattle.   I guess I should dye my spotted cattle before I send them to market,  or maybe dye my red cattle black before marketing.

I'd be very impressed if you got your spotted cattle dyed well enough that nobody could tell.  Same with the red to black.
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Re: dying cattle
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2014, 08:31:03 AM »
Idalee I hope none of your relatives color their hair bc that would just reinforce they are fake.... when dying hair on cattle it usually is to get rid of the dull black hair to make it a bright shiny black. Even though I have never done this but I hate when someone asks a simple question and someone replies with something negative... as the saying goes if you don't have anything nice to say don't say anything at all. Too many negative people in this world, if you don't see or agree with something then it's wrong. ... end of rant

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Re: dying cattle
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2014, 09:11:04 AM »
The purpose of dying cattle isn't to change the natural color, just to make them a nice even color.

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Re: dying cattle
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2014, 09:41:03 AM »
My first reaction to this post was to ask why a 450 lb calf is being dyed.  To me, I wouldn't mess too much with one that young. 

We have only dyed 2 steers in 3 years, and that was only for their fat show.

I personally don't think it is worth the hassle, unless you have a really good one with plenty of hair.  It is surprising how good you can make one look without dye.  Get some oil and a blower, and block off a couple of hours.  It works wonders.

To me, it is a fine line between utilizing your resources and just wasting time and money.  We will do things in the fitting and hair care process when they will make a difference.  If we believe one of our prospects could be a contender if we build his legs, then we do it.  If he is really not ready to be showed yet and is there for the exercise of going to a show, then we don't torch his leg hair just for the sake of doing it. 

Clairol Nigro Black.  One box will be God's plenty.  Dump the dye in a fogger, top it off with show sheen.  Fog it on him, and brush down with a plastic scrub brush.  Then brush forward, then brush straight up, and then down again.  Leave it in for about 25 minutes.  Rinse it out for a LONG time...until the water coming off him runs clear.  Blow him out really good and get some kind of oil on him.  Olive Oil or something super light.  Work it down to his skin.

Oh...wear rubber gloves.  I am quite sure you knew that.

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Re: dying cattle
« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2014, 02:43:05 PM »
Excuse my cynicism and naivete but this just seems to confirm and reinforce the fake nature of showing cattle.   I guess I should dye my spotted cattle before I send them to market,  or maybe dye my red cattle black before marketing.
thank you for thoroughly confirming your an idiot

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Re: dying cattle
« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2014, 05:42:54 PM »
Excuse my cynicism and naivete but this just seems to confirm and reinforce the fake nature of showing cattle.   I guess I should dye my spotted cattle before I send them to market,  or maybe dye my red cattle black before marketing.
thank you for thoroughly confirming your an idiot
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Re: dying cattle
« Reply #10 on: August 02, 2014, 10:41:20 PM »
Fascinating!

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Re: dying cattle
« Reply #11 on: November 28, 2015, 11:55:27 PM »
I think on a calf that young the hair should be fine and you might not want to dye it so that the hair remains super healthy as the dye burns it somewhat (not enough to be concerned about but with age and acessive dying the hair will thin). I use one box of women hair dye to 6 oz of clean sheen. I would recommend 2 boxes for you as its better to have a little left oves than to run out

 

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