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We welcomed a new little one to the farm today! A cute little dun bull calf...
If you'd like to see birthing photos, the next photos are for you.
If not ... proceed w/ caution! *grin*
I liked how I could see his feet, nose, and tongue through the membrane. It was easy to tell he was in the correct position for birth.
Until they start moving, they don't look alive. Pretty neat to see his eyelid and lashes through the membrane.
A little farther out of his mama, it won't be long now until he's out of his 'goo'.
While Darcy took a breather, I peeled back the membrane and checked gender. Yup ... a boy.
Darcy is cleaning him off, getting the goo out of his ears, and off of his body.
Getting his face washed... what a cutie!
Welcome to the farm, little fella!
April 22, 2011 in Dexter Cattle, Life on the Farm | Permalink
Wow...WOW! That must be amazing to watch. Kinda icky, but so sweet and amazing too :)
April 27, 2011 at 08:44 PM
Those are some amazing pics. Thanks for sharing since I don't think I will ever be around the real thing!
Troy Louise |
April 25, 2011 at 12:09 PM
Wow, first time I've seen anything like this. Thanks for sharing. Sure glad I'm not a cow, that looks painful given the size!
April 25, 2011 at 08:29 AM
What a cutie patootie! The pictures are great!! Farm life is the best!!!
Brenda Buschmann |
April 25, 2011 at 08:26 AM
must...have...calf...! He is soooooooooo cute. Your bull calves always turn out super adorable. Since his Mom's name is Darcy, I think you should name him Austen.
April 23, 2011 at 08:35 PM
Congrats on the new baby boy! You seem to get an overdose of bulls. LOL They are all so cute. What's his name? Do I get the feeling that there may be a naming contest coming soon? :D
Janet Sisk |
April 23, 2011 at 07:46 PM
Your dad is such a kick - I really enjoy his comments! Thank you so much for these wonderful pics - bless momma's big ol' heart for letting you take pics and be so close. Welcome to the farm little one!!!
Elaine Moore |
April 23, 2011 at 06:04 PM
Hummmm, Ahh....OK here it is Mom says "TMI" I'll leaver at that. The question about the hooves is interesting, with no dirt or mud or even manure in a cows womb not to mention sunlight the hooves will magicly transform in a day or two of exposure....lets hope or he has a magnum case of jaudice.
My question is this, did this heffer invite "gramma Anna" to sit in on the big event? This is not a common thing with Angus cattle, most get very agitated with "tourists" unless they are somewhat overcome with the whole thing, as I would be as a first timer. "pulling" calves can be risky business with a small heffer and can lead to a prolapsed cow, Bummer. If she had a good delivery and allowed you to "hang out" while this was going on....Dont ever sell that cow! Gentle angus cows in labor are more rare than hens teeth! If the little bugger popped right out you better name him "Slick" ......Love, Dad
DK Wight |
April 23, 2011 at 04:33 PM
Amazes me everytime I see a newborn 'anything' that something so perfect comes from a microscopic cell at the start. Great pics ...thanks for sharing them with us.
bonnie weiss |
April 23, 2011 at 01:50 PM
He is a cutie! What a good mama he has! Can't wait to show Larry the pics...hopefully it won't gross him out, since I think they're wonderful!
Viv (VivLyn) |
April 23, 2011 at 10:07 AM
Great pics. I'm not usually one to look at that kind of stuff, so I looked through my fingers at first ;) heehee. But it wasnt so bad, and he's adorable!!!
Toni K |
April 23, 2011 at 08:03 AM
Congrats!!! We had a baby donkey here this week! There is nothing better than watching a little one come into the world and then bonding with them! After a few boys ourselves, we had a little girl this time! Love having babies on the property!
Have a great Easter weekend!
Michelle Oatman |
April 23, 2011 at 07:15 AM
I just love all your pictures on the farm! Great pics of the little fella coming into the world. Thanks for sharing them with us!
Clara Kubert |
April 23, 2011 at 07:06 AM
So amazing! One of my most amazing moments was helping deliver a percheron foal. I miss being on a farm. I showed the pictures to my son, so he could understand and see, so neat.
Tanya C. |
April 23, 2011 at 05:49 AM
Welcome little one! How wonderful to be able to whitness and snaps some great photos! Enjoy!
Kathy Martin |
April 23, 2011 at 05:06 AM
April 23, 2011 at 01:36 AM
HOW WONDERFUL! LOVE YOUR PHOTOS! LOVE BABY CALVES! HE'S ADORABLE. GOOD DARCY! CONGRATS, AND HUGS ALL AROUND!!! HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND :D
diane mcvey |
April 22, 2011 at 10:02 PM
...and then I was curious. Ewwwww. BUT they were fantastic pics! lol
April 22, 2011 at 09:11 PM
These are fabulous photos....and I also wondered why his hooves are so yellow. Thank you for sharing such great photos. Happy Easter to you and Alan and all the critters!
Diane M |
April 22, 2011 at 09:11 PM
Feeling a little "green"....naw, just kiddin'. GREAT photo's and here's a question for you...why are his hooves yellow? Will they change to a different color?
Sherri D. |
April 22, 2011 at 09:09 PM
Thanks for sharing the birth of this little calf, congrats :)
Lucille Kearin |
April 22, 2011 at 08:39 PM
That was just amazing to see!
April 22, 2011 at 07:50 PM
OMG, AMAZING! Thank you so much for sharing these!
leslie (crookedstamper) |
April 22, 2011 at 07:32 PM
First you got me hooked on gardening, and now I want to raise cattle! LOL. Have a good weekend. Happy Easter. Robin
Robin Barwacz |
April 22, 2011 at 06:56 PM
Ohh Anna ... thank you for sharing these priceless photos :) What a breath-taking birth and those big eyes ... I think I`m in L♥VE :)
April 22, 2011 at 06:14 PM
Great shots Anna. Cute little guy!
April 22, 2011 at 05:20 PM
Another Boy! But he sure is sweet. Great birth pictorial. ;) Not for the squimish, huh. :) Hey wait a minute. I think I remember giving name suggestions when Darcy came into this world. How old is she? Hugs...
p.s. I just answered that by looking back to Nov. 2009!
Carol Dee |
April 22, 2011 at 05:10 PM
Perfect place at the perfect time to welcome the new cutie!
Dee in N.H. |
April 22, 2011 at 05:04 PM
Awesome pics!!! How wonderful of you to be there at the exact right moment!!!
April 22, 2011 at 04:57 PM
WOW, your photos are amazing !!!!! What a cute little bull calf :-) Congratulations !!
April 22, 2011 at 04:53 PM
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