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post #11 of 23 Old 03-07-2020, 02:44 PM
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Yes. Fresh milk, still warm in many cases. One of the brothers to this day won't drink milk cold and adds heavy cream to store bought.
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I think Jersey cows are beautiful! as an artist, I like the angles of the hips. more fun to draw.
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Some dairy breeds have much more prominent hips than others, so don’t go off the rails, lol.


I found a video snippet of Grace’s cow. That cow is a Jersey and they are a U.S. developed cow.

Here’s a picture of a Jersey in the show ring. Note those prominent hip bones. If they weren’t meant to be like that, the cow would have never made it to the ring.

https://www.canr.msu.edu/news/histor..._breeds_jersey

And then there is the dairy cow behind the brown Jersey whose hip bone looks like it could impale someone but that is normal:)

Your neighbor down the road likely owns a breed of dairy cattle whose bones just aren’t as prominent.

Just like different breeds of horses. People who grow up looking at Quarter Horses their entire life think there’s something wrong with Tennessee Walkers because they are “so skinny”, when they aren’t skinny at all:)
Wait what?! Nobody told my TWH she's supposed to look skinny! LMAO (I know, I know - TWH but I think old style rather than the current build?) oh - and I promise - she's on a diet but she just keeps getting fatter!

As for the Hallmark Cow.... Her name is Virginia and I want to bring her home and love her and kiss her and hug her... but husband says I can't have a cow unless I want to eat it... And I don't want to eat it, well not that particular cow... maybe a different cow.... Now I'm hungry....
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Wait what?! Nobody told my TWH she's supposed to look skinny! LMAO (I know, I know - TWH but I think old style rather than the current build?) oh - and I promise - she's on a diet but she just keeps getting fatter!

As for the Hallmark Cow.... Her name is Virginia and I want to bring her home and love her and kiss her and hug her... but husband says I can't have a cow unless I want to eat it... And I don't want to eat it, well not that particular cow... maybe a different cow.... Now I'm hungry....
Holy Mackerel, except for her mane being on the right sight and being mare, your TWH is a doppelgänger for my 25 yr old TWH, Joker..

He’s my avatar but he’s under a big barn light which “golds” up his red chestnut coat in that picture. He is also old time; both his parents were in their 20’s when he was born and he came from strictly old, big boned pleasure stock.

All my good fotos of him are somewhere on the desktop. I need to find them.

Just unbelievable how much they look alike. How tall is she? Joker is 15.3H
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I CAN'T ride 'em n slide 'em. I HAVE to lead 'em n feed 'em Thnx cowchick77.
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My sister bought some Highlander cows from people who had Jersey cows, and those poor Highlanders had all their bones sticking out. She had them fattened up in no time. I think the previous owners were just used to looking at dairy cows.

I had a similar problem though, being used to seeing dairy goats and I asked the vet about the goats at our barn, wondering about how overweight they were. She said they were looking just right, being Boer goats and bred for meat, they were not supposed to look like Nubians.

For some reason dairy animals are ribby with bony hips versus the meat animals which are stocky.
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@gottatrot I'm telling you - I wanted to call the SPCA on that cow! I was so bothered by it that I googled why the cow was so scrawny - I thought for sure it was going to say she was 20 something years old but instead I got a bunch of articles explaining how you liken a milk cow to an athlete as far as body mass etc. I am still sad that she is so skinny. I want to give her more food!

@walkinthewalk She is right at 16hh's! She's a beast. A big fat beast. I rode her the other day with a halter and lead rope - I stopped to let her graze and she stepped through the lead rope so I was trying to untangle it without getting off but eventually I dropped my phone and had to get off. I couldn't get back on because I'm old! I had to call husband to drive down and give me a boost onto her fast self because I wasn't about to walk my lazy butt home! LMAO!

My kid was riding her here and had the reigns titer than he needed but I love the picture anyway...

I still can't find an image of the When Hope Calls cow. I have googled it by Graces Cow and Virginia the When hope calls cow.... I've googled When hope calls... See! They are embarrassed! She's too skinny! (Just kidding - I can find plenty of healthy milk cows that looks just as skinny)...
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So...I was just wondering if you all got the point? You know - since I had apparently posted the same response not twice but FOUR times on here! I don't know how that happened...

but... the cow is skinny!


Speaking of cows... I was headed to work today and noticed a black cow grazing on the side of the road so I texted my farmer neighbor and told him the cow was out but then I second guessed myself and re-texted him to say, maybe it's not out, maybe it's just dark and I thought it was but I thin it's in... and of course I called it a he like 10 times.

Turns out it was a she and she was out but now she's caught... :)

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I noticed the software posted you four times, lollol

If the black cow is a beef cow, those are Angus and positively notorious for getting out. They can have five hundred acres and still go thru the fence.

One of the biggest beef (Angus) producers in TN leases several hundred acres on my road for his cattle. I call him once or twice every spring to narc on one of his wayward yearlings that finds it’s way onto the road.

Last year nobody escaped but one of them got managed to get its head stuck in the woven wire wire eating grass in the road ditch — keep in mind it lives on a couple hundred acres, lollol

The owner was too far away to get here in a timely manner, so I went back with wire cutters and cut that steer’s stupid Black Angus self out of the fence, lollol

All the cattle have ear tags, so the owner has a record of each cow and steer. I gave him the tag number so he could check on the steer later that day —- and mend the fence when I had to cut it.

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The jersey cow is a breed that originates in the Channel Islands, off the coast between England and France. The cow is from the island of Jersey. There is another cow, the Guernsey cow, another dairy breed, that comes from the island of Guernsey. My mother was from Guernsey. She love to talk about the cows that came from "the old country" as she called it. Both cows are known for the high cream content in their milk.
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My grandfather used to have Guernsey cows. My mom said she loved to go visit 'the girls' and feed them treats and pet them. They weren't large cattle, but they delivered a huge amount of rich, creamy milk.
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