Thursday, September 6, 2012

Put a Fence In Front of It 13

Driving along on a summer day, I came across this mixed herd on a side road. We had to check each other out.

Maybe some Zebu influence here? The calf was quite squat and thick-set, er, 'husky'. 

Black Angus and Simmentel?

 Lovely cows and calves of all kinds.
 A small dust-up occurred.
 But they worked it out quickly before the horns were needed.
Looks like some Brahma mixed in with Santa Gertrudis?

Hi there, Husky.

Ms. Black Angus is just not amused by me.

Those hang-dog ears.

Limousin? Beefmaster? I should know these beef breeds better, but I grew up in Dairyland (Wisconsin, home of the Holstein)


You are gorgeous!

Showing me her good side. Angus or Brangus?

See you, ladies!

Linking to Rural Thursday
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144 comments:

Nancy Claeys said...

A wonderful collection of cattle and I'm impressed with your knowledge of breeds. :)

Also have meant to say how much I like your header and bright green background.

Pix at Under the Oaks said...

That droopy eared one-slays me. Kinda reminds me of my Aunt Margaret some way. Just needs some Keds on its hooves.

deeps said...

cows day out...

Elna said...

The little calf is so cute.

Hugs

joo said...

Wow, it's a lovely set of photos - I love the one with hang -dog ears:)

Cloudy said...

Da möchte ich ja kein Cowboy sein, schauen mir sehr angriffslustig aus...:-)

Lieben Gruß
CL

rkbsnana said...

Perfect posers.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Cool pics! That's just something you don't see in Philly:@)

Primitive Stars said...

Hello, so enjoyed seeing all the cattle, love all the pictures. That little husky fellow is so cute, nothing like a leathery calf nose.Blessings Francine.

Dianna said...

Oh my! That little fence doesn't look like it would keep those huge animals in if they wanted to be out!
I've never seen a cow with those hang-down ears....

Linda said...

Great shots of all the critters...but I have to admit, you could call them a martian and I wouldn't know the difference! My grandfather used to have dairy cows, but I was a small child and only knew they cows were milkers..

Κωστής Τζαγκαράκης said...

Beautiful beasts.
I like the way they are looking at you taking pictures.
A good thing there was that barbed wire fence between you and them.
Costas

RoeH said...

Well for starters the hang-dog-ears photos reminds me of somebody I look at in the mirror at times. And I've always wondered how horned and antlered animals can stand those things on top of their heads. They'd get in my way of sleeping.

Comment1 said...

All those eyes! Those unflinching eyes!

Frank said...

I couldn't tell one species from another but they all look very handsome.

Darcie (My Modern Country) said...

That is definitely a mixed herd! I am cracking up at Pix at Under the Oaks comment :)

Sandra said...

I love them all, each and everyone of them. looks like they were watching you as much as you were watching them, and couple looked like they gave you a mmoooooo. i am thinking the owners could not decide which one they liked best so got a couple of each to see which they like best. i would like to hug the husky one.

Molly The Wally said...

Wow those are some horns. Have a terrific Thursday.
Best wishes Molly

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Good morning and what great images of these beautiful creatures, these are exceptional! Love that little husky one!

V.L. Locey said...

I really liked that droopy eared one! A very nice cattle collection to be sure.

MarmePurl said...

I need a set of horns so I can be in charge

Jan n Jer said...

Makes me think about getting my grill fired up!!! LOL.. that is one well fed calf!!!

Andee said...

I just thought they were cows. Look at what I learned today.

DJan said...

They all do look very different. Those hang-dog ears made me smile. Thank for the lesson! :-)

Janey and Co. said...

They are all beautiful. I am a Texan ...and I don't know my breeds either..Came by it honestly. My grandparents bought a cow during the depression, but couldn't figure out how to milk it!

Donna said...

Those are some pretty good looking cattle! Mmm, I could use a burger right now...

Daryl said...

these animals have a very angry unhappy look about them .. and i am laughing at the cow/steer who was talking to you!

Liesl said...

Those cattle are in superb condition,well done to their caring owner! The grazing looks good there.

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Excellent photography and cattle were certainly attentive to you and your camera ~ (A Creative Harbor)

Tanya said...

fun photo shoot!

Buttons said...

Oh COWS YEAH. Great shots and I think you do know your cattle very well me being a beef farmer only guessed three shame on me:)
I love Simmental they are my favourite. All I remember about Angus is they do not let fences stop them. Limo well don't even start me on Limos. I will talk about that some day:) Love the hound dog ear one. Excellent post Yeah cows. Hug B

Jill said...

Such a pretty variety!

bailey-road.com said...

That's quite a mix! They're all beautiful animals - and so curious about you.

Judy @ daily yarns said...

Great pictures T. I've enjoyed catching up on your blog, I've missed it.

Kathy said...

Is it fence time again? I'd better get busy!

islandwonder said...

Those are some healthy, shiny looking cows.

Debbie said...

well, i'm impressed!! i'd say you know your beef pretty well!!

they are beautiful and i must comment that i am surprised you got so close!!!

perhaps a lil debbie influence??

SM said...

beautiful photos

Catherine said...

They all looked very happy to pose for a photo. :)
xo Catherine

Katie @Pinke Post said...

I am also impressed on your beef breeds. I won't name off all to you but you know...beef breeds are my style, Theresa! Those horns are quite impressive. Happy Thursday!

Jeevan said...

Lovely shot on the cattle’s! It reminds our country side visits... The one with the horns look great and wonderful!

Ron said...

Those are some different looking horns on that one.

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

Ya got them all fired up! A good looking herd, I'm not at all fluent in breeds.

Red said...

I'll say they were a mixed herd. They look like a very well looked after herd of cows.

Randy said...

It's funny the way they just stare back.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Enjoyed your mixed breeds of cattle. Love the hang dog look and those big horns!

Raggedy Creations said...

We like to stop and talk to the cows when we're out driving too. :)

Felicia

Łucja-Maria said...

Beautiful, racial animals.
Great pictures.
Lucja

Hanne Bente said...

Great pictures - it looks a bit dangerous, the one with the big horns :)
Hanne Bente

Furry Bottoms said...

Love the one with the little plant tree thingy in front. The last photo. Pretty cow!

rainfield61 said...

Hello friends, I have to pay much attention to your horns.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

The horns on that one are quite impressive!

tiarastantrums said...

holy smokers - that is one big bull

Lois Evensen said...

They are beautiful. How nice to have an "assortment" to photograph together. ;) Nice!

wayside wanderer said...

Nice variety all right there in one spot. Just looking at all those faces makes me smile.

JM said...

What a great mix! One of the big ones doesn't look very friendly. :-)

Denise at Autumn Sky said...

I think I know Angus and Longhorns, probably Brahmas. That's it. Good job.

Marissa @Life On Our Mountain said...

The one with the 'hanging dog ears' looks so sad.

Those horns are quite impressive - so is your knowledge of breeds. :)

Hilke Breder said...

Nice pictures, Theresa! I find cows are so curious; they usually come running to check you out. That's when my dog takes to the hills.

Brian King said...

I don't know my cows at all. Not on a first name basis, anyway. I do like Brahmas and the horns are really cool! I do recognize Longhorns as they're one of my favorites. Poor Husky...the names have started, already! :-)

Tricia Hays said...

Instead of George of the Jungle w/ "Watch out for that treeee," it's "watch out for those HORNS!" LoL! =)

Annette said...

What a fun, beautiful herd. I am impressed at all the breed names you know. I've heard of 'em, but couldn't identify most.

Sylvia K said...

Not sure who's checking out who the most -- you or the cows!! Love those big, droopy ears!!

Patty Woodland said...

I love those horns and you are right that Black Angus was NOT amused!

Deb Crecelius said...

That is so cool, all breeds together.
It's like a rainbow (smile) of cattle.
Great photos.

Eyeliquor said...

Truly impressive!

ashok said...

all of them have a surprised look!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I know nothing about cattle.Well,I do know what a Holstein looks like. Those horns look scary to me.I would have used a very long lens to capture images like that. :)

Revrunner said...

Lot of beef on those hooves!

Maple Lane said...

These are great photos. Such a variety and I'm glad the dispute was settled quickly!

parker said...

That is a real mixed herd!

Icy BC said...

They are lovely creatures, and adorable too..

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

I love how cows will stop to look at you! Those horns are a bit intimidating, though...

Barbara said...

I just love cows... and even though I grew up in Texas, they're all just 'cows' to me. I'm impressed by your knowledge!!

Monika B. said...

Wow!!!
Super cows photos.

polkadotpeticoat said...

I don't think there is anything sweeter than a cows face.....or a bull!

Robin said...

T, great cows! Quite a variety.

CameraCruise said...

Great shots of the beautiful cattle.
Love to see them (as long as there is a fence in front of them).
Have a great day.
Mette

Beth said...

Great shots of the cows!!

Pearl said...

Well you know a heckuva lot more about them than THIS Minnesota girl!!

Pearl

S. J. Qualls said...

I call them all beautiful! Wonderful animals!

Bob Bushell said...

They are unequalled by their beauty, I love 'em.

DeniseinVA said...

I love these shots of your cows, interesting looking horns there. On a trip around the countryside one weekend we came across a herd of Long Horns. They made an impressive sight.

georgettesullins said...

I'm glad the one with the hooked horns is on the other side of the fence.

Filip and Kristel said...

Excellent cow pictures.

Greetings,
Filip

Michelle said...

Wonderful photography...love them all. As for breeds go, I wouldn't have a clue. I just say brown, white, black, and spotted. Unlike hubby who says, steak, hamburger, or roast beef. If we got cows, that's what he'd name them!

Fábio Martins said...

In the midle of the animals :)

Sandy said...

I just love cattle! Thanks for posting these.

Jo's World said...

I love cattle, too, although mostly at a distance. My Aunty had cows on her farm and I brought my new little Scottie dog to see her. The cows were in a fenced area and my little dog started walking through the grass toward them, and all that showed was his big ears! Spooked the herd and they went off running. Scared by a 2 month old Scottie dog with pointy ears!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Great photos! I love the way they stare at you. It's almost like they're daring you to cross them.

Linda said...

Those cows are like none I've ever seen before. And their looks in your direction say "Don't mess with me, girl." The marking on that one calf's face reminded me of Pacman. (I just dated myself, didn't I?)

Florida Farm Girl said...

That dark colored cow in the first and second pictures sure does have weird looking horns! I don't think I've ever seen them high toward the middle of the head like that. Been a long time since I thought about all those breeds of cattle!!

Fjällripan said...

They looks really serious :) Beautiful cattle!

Marco Alpha said...

Hello,
Very nice shots.
Great with all these different cows. Well done!!

Many greetings,
Marco

Rohrerbot said...

You have some interesting cows/cattle in your area. Very exotic looking....in the first shot, the fence looks like a joke next to their bodies. If they decided to attack, there would be nothing there to stop them:) Some of those bulls are aggressive!

Liam said...

Very interesting group of cows.

Martha Z said...

Interesting, don't look much like the bovines I see in pastures in California.

Margie said...

I surely don't know the names of cows, but they sure are fun to photograph! Love the looks you got from them! If they could talk, they'd be telling you to mooooooooove on!

Ellie said...

Some of them are definitely giving you the evil eye aren't they.

barbara l. hale said...

Those are some beautiful cows! I love the first photo with the little one peeking out.

eileeninmd said...

What a fun post, I love the cows. Especially the shot of the dog eared cow. Very cute. Great photos.

Lisa Gordon said...

They are magnificent, but I'm not sure I would want to get too close to that big guy with the horns!

Ms. A said...

You know WAY MORE than I do! To me they are just cows. Nice looking ones, too.

Montanagirl said...

Love the variety of cattle...some interesting looking critters.

Jacquelineand.... said...

They're all beautiful but the 'husky' calf made my day! Now where's my grill?

Marie said...

Beautiful cows! That one with the big horns sure is interesting. They did have a lot of breeds all together, didn't they? Love the pictures.

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

handsome beasts - I wouldn't like to meddle with them

Terri Buster said...

Nice looking herd of cows- I get the breeds mixed up so I don't even try- except for the obvious ones!

Dianne said...

I love the way the calf is looking at you
You really know your breeds
I'm happy if I know a cow from a bull ;)

my granddaughter called a rhino at the zoo "the ugliest cow ever"

Linda R said...

I don't know, A couple of those guys look like they were giving you the eye.. Always enjoy seeing you photos my friend..

Hugs~

Stewart M said...

Moo!

Thats a fine set of horns on that beast!


Stewart M

c. Joy said...

What an eclectic bunch. They look well fed and beautiful.

SandyCarlson said...

Great the way they posed for you!

Liz said...

What a great series of shots!! Don't you just love the looks they give you... "I am not amused!!"

Farm Girl said...

I am impressed at your knowledge of cows! Very great shots too.

Chatty Crone said...

Glad there is a fence between y'all.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I wonder what they were saying about YOU after you left? :-)!!!

SweetMarie said...

Awww, they're all gorgeous! I love the horns! There are a couple of them that I would like to hug. :)

Renae said...

all males in the animal world are the good lookers, including humans. Human women really have to work at it, too. hahaha

Cloudia said...

wow. gorgeous animals indeed!



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Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Ms. Black Angus definitely did not look amused, but I think Husky loved you...

Michelle said...

I like seeing the different varieties. We just have the Angus.

orchid said...

Dearest Theresa,
Oh,I admire your talent that you can always make them pause for you(*^_^*)
So diffeent from the one I remember vaguely my grandparent had for farming.
Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

SquirrelQueen said...

He may be on the husky side but he is still as cute as can be. You know more about the breeds than I do.

Carletta said...

There are some pretty 'healthy' looking cows beyond that fence.
The hang-dog eared one cracked me up. :)

Paula said...

Cows are pretty!

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Theresa, I am not very up on breeds of cattle. I do think you are right about the Brangus. The cattle across the pond from me here at my place in TN are all Black Angus. Black Angus seem to be quite popular in this county. Have a wonderful Friday tomorrow!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Theresa,

When you were in doubt about their names, the one in the center seemed to be talking to you in that photo. Gorgeous mixed herd and great photos.
Hugs to you,
Mariette

Elaine said...

Quite the integrated group!

NatureFootstep said...

wow, that was some nasty horns. Do you say horn? Love that little calf with a comma in it´s forehead. :)

Roan said...

I'm impressed you know so much about the breeds. I know a few, but haven't heard of some of these. Wouldn't want to tangle with any of these, especially the ones with horns. Cute hang dog ears.

Lindsjö taxar said...

They look very different than our normal cattle...great pictiures

Kerri said...

Those horns look a bit intimidating!

Millie said...

They certainly do have a lot of mixed breeds there!

Nancy Claeys said...

PS (a mile and a half down the page...) thanks for sharing at Rural Thursdays this week, T. :)

laura.forestdreams:) said...

i love cows...what an assortment you found!
that sure is a husky calf!! and the one with the hang-dog ears...ha! like a lop-eared bunny...she looks so sad!

GREAT pictures T!!!!!

Betty Manousos said...

very pretty, healthy-looking cows.
i love cows, never get tired looking at them. wonderful shots, beautiful colour, great angles, teresa!

xoxo

pattisjarrett said...

Who knew there are so many kinds of cattle? You are a genius! Pix's comment has me still rofl. I've never seen hang-dog ears--except on a dog.

Candy C. said...

That is certainly a motley crew! Love the hang-dog ears too! :)

Kim, USA said...

Mr Black Angus looks like he is the leader of the band, lol!!

Kim,USA

Rose said...

What a mixture of cattle...they were fun to look at...

Michaele said...

They were very cooperative for their photo session weren't they? Love the mix.

bon bon said...

they're just as curious about you as you are them. i like the little gal in photo #4 with the backwards C on her forehead. doing some subtle photo-bombing...

Beth said...

look at those horns. wow!! kind of scary. ha. ha!!! (:

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