Shorthorns in general crossed with black cow or bull throws some interesting colors. vegas x angus have seen a few blue roans. GENES can go a little further on this.Mcdonald Show Animals said:What are the other ways that you can get blue roans and how are some of the better blue roans bred?
justintime said:The sire of these calves is the result of a low grade unfreezable embryo. A few years ago, I sold a flush in one of my donors to a breeder in eastern USA> he wanted the flush done to Double Vision but we could not import DV semen into Canada. My federal vet suggested that I just take the donor across the border when she was in heat and breed her, then bring her back to be flushed. This was perfectly legal and it still amazes me that I was allowed to do this and could not bring the semen across the border. When we flushed, we got 12 grade 1 embryos which were sent to the flush buyer and there were also two very poor grade 3 embryos. I implanted them, and was fortunate to get a white bull and a white heifer. Both turned out to be both TH and PHA free.
The dam of this bull is a donor named HC Secret Maid 18F who is a daughter of CCS Marc Drive. We sold 18F to Twig Marston, in Kansas as a heifer calf and his daughter showed her successfully throughout the US. She won her class at teh Junior Nationals and was Champion at the Jr Shorthorn show in Denver. I was able to buy her back as a 3 year old in a sale in ILL. She was our first donor and she was a tremendous embryo producer. We have sold over $150,000 in offspring and embryos from her and we have 3 daughters in our herd and still have some embryos in storage. Not real bad return for an investment of $1500 when I bought her back.