Friday, July 8, 2011

Black Baldies

When you cross an Angus cow (below) with a Hereford bull (third photo) you get a beautiful cross that is known as a black baldy (above photo). I think I have to paint one someday soon!

These calves have a little of their daddy's red coloring.

All these photos were taken on my stepfather's brother and sister in law's farm.
They also have chickens. I REALLY want chickens.
These look like Buff Orpingtons.

Mucho sunflowers and basil back at my mother's garden.


Molly @ A Bit O' Shine said...

Here I've lived in farm country all my life and never knew those were the two breeds crossed to create black baldies.
Oh the sunflowers! I had ONE sunflower seed actually sprout for me so far. I planted...a lot. I think I'll try again. Not sure if my seed is too old or if my ground was too hard.
That is basil? *dies of happiness*

Robin Larkspur said...

Love the faces of the black baldies! you are so lucky to live around so much country and farm life! I think having chickens would be awesome. have you seen Martha's chickens? she writes a great blog, and has featured her chickens. Imagine fresh eggs every day. Thanks for a gorgeous post, and your mother's basil and sunflowers are amazing!!!

Studio at the Farm said...

Wonderful photos, Jen! Thank you so much for posting them!!!

Totally Timmy said...

I did not know that was how you bred a Black Baldie..learn something new everyday!
I miss having chickens..they were so interesting.

Screaming Feline said...

I do love the face on that first black baldy! I think it would be fun to draw.

Veronica Lodge said...

what a neat looking cow!

FishHawk said...

"Gypsy Mare Studios" has be included in the fourth edition of this years Thinking of Christmas Gifts in July. I hope this helps to attract many new customers.

P.S.: You can also get a black baldy by using a Black Angus bull and a Hereford cow, but it is usually the other way around because of how much better milkers Black Angus cows are.