Yesterday, Alan went to the livestock auction to see what kind of critters were passing through. There were lots of mid-summer calves, lots of bred cows, and some HUGE bulls. There were also three or four very young calves there with their mothers. Sometimes, a mother and calf are sold as a pair, but not always.
When this little one came into the arena with her mother, people started bidding. The mother was taken out of the arena SOLD, but the little calf was left in the arena to be sold separately. The auctioneer started the bidding, but no one bid. The price was lowered again and again, and still no bidders. So, Alan put up a bid. And, what do you know, no one bid against him. Soooo, we brought the little bugger home!
We are not sure of her breed, and we're OK with that. She's blonde and white, and has a very calm personality. She's very young .... maybe a week old, so she will need to be bottle fed for a while until she starts eating solid foods. She wasn't interested in the bottle at ALL last night, so we let her be. In the morning I tried the bottle again, and after about 10-15 minutes of encouraging her to eat, she finally decided that it was pretty ok and she drank her entire breakfast! And at lunch time, she had more. It is quite funny to bottle feed such a big animal. Once she gets started, she's quite enthusiastic about the process!
I'm thinking about naming her Sweet Potato.