Monday, February 23, 2015

It's twins!

#52 "Sparky" had twins this week. This is only the second set of twins born on the ranch since Chuck Sr started running cattle decades ago. Twins are very uncommon in cattle and come with a host of complications including loss of one or both calves, abandonment of one or both calves and uneven growth rates. Against the odds, Sparky has taken both calves and they are doing well so far. The smallest calf is quite tenacious and filches milk from other cows if they aren't paying attention.

I'm working on getting a photo of Sparky with her little black and white calves. They are pretty cute and super tiny. Photos to come!

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