The first set are still together with their mom. The second set was born to a heifer (first calving). It is hard on the cow feeding two calves so Brett fed them some milk replacer to supplement the cow's milk. We then had a cow who's calf died so we moved one of these twins onto that cow. Lucky for everyone, that foster project was successful.
Just a couple of days ago, Christopher took a cow to the veterinarian as she was having trouble calving. It turned out that her calf was breech. The vet got it turned around and delivered - only to find a second calf in there!! Thus, our third set of twins. This set is unusual as one is black with white face and the other is red with a white face. This cow is a black white face (happens to be Black Angus / Hereford cross). She was bred by an Akaushi bull. This breed has both the black and the red trait. So, obviously, this is how one cow had calves of each color. They are all doing fine.
Just when Brett thought he might be done bottle feeding, he found an orphan calf. We cannot find who the mom is. The guys walked around the herd with no luck. We finally decided it must be a twin and the cow just walked away from it with her other calf. However, when you have 5-10 calves born in one day it is difficult to figure out the mom. So, Brett has a new bottle calf. Here is the little sweetie.
When Brett is going into the barn, this little guy starts moo-ing for his bottle! It is so excited that it doesn't even want to quit sucking to breath!!
Here Brett is feeding his little buddy. The calf drinks so fast that some of the milk runs out. Fluffy, the cat, has figured this out so is always nearby for a little snack!