Tuesday, June 30, 2009
No, you aren't seeing double!
Freckles (bull) and Speckles (heifer) are twin calves born on Monday, June 22nd. As cute as these two are you'd think they are perfectly normal. Unfortunately when mixed-sexed twin calves are born, the heifer is a "freemartin." This phenomenon causes infertility in the female and she will never be able to reproduce offspring.
Hillary stopped in the barn to check out the new arrivals. Hillary is a Shetland Sheepdog, often known as Sheltie. Many mistake her for a Miniature Collie. When you visit the farm Hillary and her sister Sara (not shown) will likely greet you before you even make it to the Granary. They LOVE people!