It's funny you should ask that. The very day you post this the first two have calved. I should have 6 total calve this spring. The station used the bull (14038) in the spring of 2015 as a herd bull at the station. I bought and received the bull in spring 2016. His first calves here were born Spring 2017. They are now calving as 2 year old heifers.
I am pleased with them based on looks so far but not what you would call "overjoyed". They just seem like cows that should work and I hope that turns out to be the case.
It will be extremely hard to tell a whole lot based on this first year's calves out of them. In a weird quirk, I had trouble getting my 2018 bull that I purchased at Miles City delivered (16020). I had planned on using him (16020) on my heifers. Ultimately I didn't get him here in Texas until 2 weeks after bull turnout date. That in itself didn't preclude me from using him on the heifers but the big problem was the heifers and about 10 cows were in my very roughest most mesquite covered pasture. It is extremely hard to gather cattle in there UNLESS they are trained to "come to call". I was worried about turning 16020 into that pasture pretty much straight off the trailer from Montana so in a pinch I used 14038 in that pasture. The only downside being he bred 5 of the 6 daughters of his in that pasture.
So I’m sure you’re all thinking all that narrative is fine but we want a pic.
So this pic was just snapped with my phone and isn’t anything special but it gives a glimpse of one of the heifers and her calf. Heifer is tag #716. And calf was sired by 14038 as well (sire-daughter).
Bull calf was lively and vigorous. 79#, no pigment on either eye, and scrotal pigment at 50.
"Es mejòr murir en pie que vivir de rodilla." - Emiliano Zapata
Sorry for the thread drift I think it might kinda interesting to see what happened if some of popular questionable pedigree bulls were sire daughter mated
I like to breed the bull back to a few daughters gives me a better idea of what I have for a bull, done it with the last 3 bulls I've used and have 3 daughters in with the cows for this year on the newer herd sire.