Brown Swiss x Freisian Calves, Rozynski's Dairy Farm, Imbil

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bdeh on December 16, 2012

Also a lovely picture Ian. LIKE! Greetings Berend

Ian Stehbens on December 16, 2012

Greetings Berend,

These are Swiss Brown/Friesian cross calves. They are docile and strong and will be excellent milkers. The Rozynski farm is adjacent to Imbil State Forest and the forested ranges together with the irrigated valley flats create a very attractive landscape.

Ian

Ed. Rodríguez Prati on December 18, 2012

Dear Ian, I choose this tender scene to wish you a merry christmas and all the best for the next year, warmest wishes, Ed

Nick Weall on December 28, 2012

Dear Ian

Please forgive me raising the question but are you sure about the two breeds that have been crossed here?

I spent three or four years when young milking Friesians and working with them.

There seems to be no sign of any Friesian markings in these young calves ~ I love the two blondes

link to Friesian/Swiss Brown web site

What do you think?

All the best ~ nick

Ian Stehbens on December 28, 2012

You are observant, Nick. Thanks. Surrogacy is the answer. Jason and Lisa Rozynski have only the traditional Friesian herd which is changing to a Brown Swiss herd, with some cross-breeding. However, they purchase brown Swiss Embryo so though the cow that gave birth was possibly a Friesian her surrogate calf will have none of her markings.

Regards,

Ian

Ian Stehbens on December 28, 2012

You are observant, Nick. Thanks. Surrogacy is the answer. Jason and Lisa Rozynski have only the traditional Friesian herd which is changing to a Brown Swiss herd, with some cross-breeding. However, they purchase brown Swiss Embryo so though the cow that gave birth was possibly a Friesian her surrogate calf will have none of her markings.

Regards,

Ian

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