Brahamas aren’t that docile. They are the cow you want for range cattle. They can get pretty wild, they are tough survivor cattle. I’ve hand fed Brahama bulls cow cubes, sweet as they could be, but the majority would just as soon stomp you into a mushy mess as look at you. Bennet’s are probably fairly gentle, he rides a 4 wheeler to check on them every morning and feeds them. They come running to him.
Brahma cattle are more protective than some. Bred in to them to be survivors.....Mostly it is in the handling of them... there are always a few with attitudes... and yes, you want cattle with protective attitudes that run the brush and rough country... but MOST will learn who is the good guy and who is not and act accordingly.
Treatment of them early in their life has a big impression on the rest of their life. AND attitude is inherited.... and learned at the momma's side.... MOST cows we have with a "don't want to come in" attitude have calves the same way... They learn what they live....
Got a few here, angus and crosses... that are high headed and they are being weeded out. They cause disruption in the groups... one stupid acting nut case that doesn't want to come in the catch pen will take a half dozen running back out... or high headed ones that are looking for a way out or OVER a fence once penned... don't stay around here anymore.
Absolutely! Have seen it in the sheep - taking on mama's attitude. We get rid of wild, crazy ewes and ewelings. Not worth the trouble of working with them. And they upset the calm ones making them harder to handle.
Peggy and Bennet said that black bull was real skittish at first. They penned him up and calmly brought him feed and hay. Once he figured that out, he calmed down. He doesn’t act mean, and they don’t crowd him.