I am totally smitten with our new twin calves! These are the first twins Big John and I have had, so we're really excited. Nonie (the cow) had a heifer calf (on the left) and a bull calf (on the right.) The heifer is smokey colored (the baby daddy was Charolais,) but the little bull calf is a motley-faced red dunn.
Sister is a really good eater. Every time she's up, she's sucking. She's filled out pretty well and isn't wobbly.
Brother, on the other hand, hasn't completely gotten down to business yet. He spends a lot of time doing other things ...
over here ...
and over there ...
and just hangin' out.
But eventually, he does what a calf needs to do. He latches on and goes to town!
It's such a sight when they're both sucking!
We'll have to keep a close eye on them - that's why they're penned up for now. And the bull calf may turn in to a bottle calf if he doesn't get better at eating. But for now, things are fine.
Good job, Nonie!!