What is this thing?!

Parie88

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We recently took in a calf that had been rejected early by its mother and then continued to be nothing but trouble for his farmer. He’s almost a year old and tiny! I don’t know what breed he is but he’s super timid and sweet. Anyone know cattle well enough to help me identify this little fellow? I tried to contact his original owner but didn’t get anywhere.
 

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Huh... maybe a longhorn cross? His splotchy color is what makes me think longhorn. Also, longhorn can be thin and wiry. But a rough start could have made him way smaller than he should have been.

He sure has long curly hair, not sure where that comes from.
 

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We recently took in a calf that had been rejected early by its mother and then continued to be nothing but trouble for his farmer. He’s almost a year old and tiny! I don’t know what breed he is but he’s super timid and sweet. Anyone know cattle well enough to help me identify this little fellow? I tried to contact his original owner but didn’t get anywhere.
Hey!! first of all, I want to say that your calf is so adorable!! I believe that you may have two different options for his origin... one being a miniature species in your hands. 2. he has a lot of fur, which could mean he has more of those big show cattle breeds in him. this could mean he was underfed and that would explain his tinyness. but overall if he is happy and doing well then he should be fine!! When it comes to his color, he doesn't have a dominant "breed" and would be classified as "AOB" also known as All other breeds, maybe even just called crossbred.
 
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