Punkin of Paradise 038579 L02332TH-15HH . Black, horned, Genotyped and parentage verified UC Davis, Non Chondro, Non PHA, A2/A2.
Priced to go at $1800. She'll be ready to go in mid-May.
Punkin is flawlessly conformed and well pedigreed. Her registrations will transfer with her. You will get a copy of all her DNA tests and health certificate.
Punkin's best feature is her temperament. She loves people. Her top line, tail set, feet and legs are traits of her line and should show up in her offspring. This is a great starter heifer for a wonderful future herd.
I can deliver her up to 200 miles. First 50 miles free, $.75/mile after that.
You are welcome to come visit her before you buy. You will be impressed.
The young girl that bought her intends to milk her. She milked Bambina, Punkin's mother, for a few squirts and declared that her teats were too small around. She made a circle with her thumb and forefinger to show me how big around her current milk cow's teats were. Her thumb and forefinger didn't touch! She said it was so easy to milk her cow's big, soft teats and the milk flowed so freely.
She should have come back this morning. Evidently Punkin had just nursed Bambina dry the afternoon before. This morning Bambina's udder was full enough to bust and her teats were swollen. Not as big as the girl's current cow, but like a bratwurst. Milk was leaking onto the ground. It must hurt!
Bambina was bawling, calling and searching for Punkin. It's sad to see the cow go through this. Makes me feel like a slave trader that just sold her daughter into bondage
As the girl and her mother were leaving, the mother said, "I have never seen cattle so well behaved and gentle."
They have promised to send pictures as Punkin grows. I particularly asked for one as soon as she finishes shedding her winter undercoat. I'm dying to see if she is as shiny this summer as she was wooly this winter.
Gene, you bring up an important issue. Not saying Bambina has this issue as it sounds like she was out of milk at the time. The trend seams to be to breed for small teats. I think this is caused because show judges seam to think that is right. milking those tiny teated cows is no fun. There is a right sized teat to small is just as bad or worse than to big. although I dont want one that I cant get my hand around as it sound like they described.