It's been a crazy insane week over here---work has been nuts, I'm still not unpacked/rested up from the sheep sale/fire weekend, and I've had lots of friends in town (including Blue Eyes and his wife and Little Cowboys' mom) for dinner! All that to say, sorry this blog is pretty short and not super deep. I'll do better next week.
Remember a couple of weeks ago when you met some of the AI calves? And remember the "missing calf" that was mentioned?
Well....he's here! That's right. My cow, Bonus, decided to stop being a tease and finally have the calf that we swore was coming every day for the last two weeks. Here he is:Cute right? He looks a little leggy (not a good thing) but I'm hoping that he'll grow into them!
Now, as I explained, Bonus was artifically inceminated last summer (if you missed the awesome post on this be sure to read it!), but she didn't breed by that method. Instead, this calf's daddy is a bull we own that is called Redman.
How do I know that you might ask? Well, I'm happy to tell you. :) We keep track of when we AI a cow and then just simply do the math to figure out when the calf should be born if she bred the day she was AI'ed. Had Bonus bred, she would have had a calf about the 21st or so of March. Since she didn't have her calf until April 12, that means he's out of Redman (the bull who was put in with the AI cows for this very purpose!)
You guys might be wondering what I'll be naming this little fella. Well, that will be up to a certain young man in Bolivia to decide! I'll keep you informed!