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Re: My Shorty Bull
« Reply #15 on: January 11, 2011, 08:52:06 AM »
The calf pictured is black he just has the red colored baby hair but he will be solid black. The other calves where solid red, red roan, dark blue roan and one wildly marked up calf.

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« Reply #16 on: January 11, 2011, 09:24:26 AM »
This is a very good bull, and there is nothing better to use to remove spots or white markings than a white bull. You will get roans and whites, without the white spots. Good luck in getting him marketed. I almost feel sick when I keep hearing about the ridiculous discounts you have in America for cattle of color. While there are still exceptions in some parts of Canada, I am glad to finally see the markets buying based on quality rather than just color. If you take a poor black calf to town, you are probably going to get discounted as much as anything. I was a licenced cattle buyer for a number of years, and I sat and watched these guys buy cattle for a few years, and I came to the conclusion that cattle buyers are not neccesarily the smartest people on the planet. Here in Canada, you can get discounted for anything on any given day, as it basically depends on which buyers are sitting in the buyers section that day, but colored calves usually have a good chance of bringing top prices if they have quality.

 In the buyer's defense, you can tell that they have strict orders from the yards/feeders sometimes to" NOT" bring home any off colored cattle.

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Re: My Shorty Bull
« Reply #17 on: January 11, 2011, 12:42:09 PM »
i saw this bull last year, i thought he was the right kind, easy keeping with some good babies on the ground, he had just come off lease in Fla, if i needed a bull he would be the one i would definitly be interested in!
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Re: My Shorty Bull
« Reply #18 on: January 11, 2011, 01:29:23 PM »
This is a very good bull, and there is nothing better to use to remove spots or white markings than a white bull. You will get roans and whites, without the white spots. Good luck in getting him marketed. I almost feel sick when I keep hearing about the ridiculous discounts you have in America for cattle of color. While there are still exceptions in some parts of Canada, I am glad to finally see the markets buying based on quality rather than just color. If you take a poor black calf to town, you are probably going to get discounted as much as anything. I was a licenced cattle buyer for a number of years, and I sat and watched these guys buy cattle for a few years, and I came to the conclusion that cattle buyers are not neccesarily the smartest people on the planet. Here in Canada, you can get discounted for anything on any given day, as it basically depends on which buyers are sitting in the buyers section that day, but colored calves usually have a good chance of bringing top prices if they have quality.

 In the buyer's defense, you can tell that they have strict orders from the yards/feeders sometimes to" NOT" bring home any off colored cattle.
Maybe they have strict orders because they can't tell the difference between a Maine Anjou with white legs and a holstein or a Shorthorn roan and a Longhorn... I think we might be on to something here.  ;)

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Re: My Shorty Bull
« Reply #19 on: January 11, 2011, 02:51:36 PM »
Good looking bull. Shouldn't have too many problems selling this guy.

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Re: My Shorty Bull
« Reply #20 on: January 11, 2011, 06:21:59 PM »
His maternal grandsire Teapot came from Joe Farris(sp?) and he produced a lot of clubby type cattle in his day. I never saw a photo of the bull but that is what others have told me. If I remember right he has a number of calves registered. My bull's name is PLM Blanco if anyone would like to look him up on the shorty site. I can't post pics from my blackberry but if you pm me your email I would be glad to send some calf pics. Thanks Kelley and Marty for the comments. Kelley if you don't mind post the pic that you sent me of peaches.
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Re: My Shorty Bull
« Reply #21 on: January 11, 2011, 06:54:11 PM »
Here's another Blanco heifer calf.

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Re: My Shorty Bull
« Reply #22 on: January 12, 2011, 12:17:17 PM »
Back 12 or 13 years ago saw either a Teapot son or Teapot himself, can't remember which - that's what happens when you get older.  he was in Central Texas at a shorthorn breeders place and saw several Teapot heifers and steers.  From what I remember his calves had lots of volume and muscle along with great hair.  The bull was moderate in size as far as frame score but the depth of body on his heifers is what I remember most.  Just a side note, Joe Ferris' shorthorns back in that day were flat good, had lots of steers make the sale in FW.  Haven't heard his name is several years, not sure if he's still around, but he marketed very stout shorthorn steers.  BTW, very nice bull, shortdawg, bet he would throw some good FW steers here in Texas, his daddy sure has.

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Re: My Shorty Bull
« Reply #23 on: January 14, 2011, 04:50:45 PM »
Wonder what he'd to on a Gert cow to make a roan "Star 5",or an  aweful good Lasater-bred Beefmaster cow to make a Texas calf that would still type "American" for the Texas shows?<beer>
Things to think about.

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