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Penrose Colorado
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After clearing a 15 acre pasture of cactus and scrub brush, then fencing it, the plan was to move three head of Belted Galloway cattle onto the new Rebel Ranch on 6 June 2020. Then, continue clearing and fencing additional pastures until the entire 80 acres is fenced and cross fenced into smaller paddocks. Additional cattle would then be brought in.

Cattle on the Rebel Ranch

Our cattle are Belted Galloway's. Abraham is a bull, born on 1 January 2020. Both Jenny and Bella were pregnant and due to calve soon, so we were rushing the clock to get the fencing done. Bella calved on 1 June 2020, five days before the planned move and we named the new heifer Belle Starr. On moving day, we loaded four head into the stock trailer and moved them to the new ranch. Number five arrived 60 days later!

Jenny looked as big around as a VW Bug, as we waited for her to calve. Finally on 31 July 2020, Calamity Jane (a heifer) was born sometime in the very early morning hours, probably between 1 and 3 AM. When first seen about 7:30 AM, Calamity Jane was mostly dry, but still slightly damp in places. Her head was up, eyes were open and she appeared to be alert. Jenny was standing about two feet away and while making soft mooing sounds, allowed JD to handle her calf.

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7 year old Jenny, due to calve soon
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First Calf Born on Rebel Ranch

A very pregnant Jenny (left photo taken on 2 June 2020), calved sometime in the early morning (probably between 1 and 3 AM) on Friday, 31 July 2020. Calamity Jane (right photo taken 31 July 2020) is a Belted Galloway Heifer named after Martha Jane Cannary, who is better known as the famous, Calamity Jane. Also, Jenny loves having her head and neck scratched.

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Calamity Jane, only a few hours old
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Update:

31 July 2020 to 23 August 2020

23 days old, Calamity Jane passed away early Sunday morning, 23 August 2020. She was found at 6:45 AM.

The results of the necropsy revealed Calamity Jane had a birth defect, which the vet said, "was NOT genetic." She was born with a hole in her diaphragm, which allowed her stomach to pass through and press on her lungs. This caused difficulty breathing and led to pneumonia. We will miss her!

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Belle Starr and mother Bella
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Left photo: Born on 1 June 2020, one day old Belle Starr with her mother, 4 year old Bella. Photo taken on 2 June 2020.

Right photo: Belle Starr at 5 days old. Photo taken on 6 June 2020. At approximately 40 days old, Belle Starr started taking treats gently from our hand, but ran after taking them.

Update 5 September 2020: Belle Starr is still a bit wary when taking treats, but doesn't run like she used to do. She now allows a head and neck scratch for a few seconds. However, Bella still doesn't like being touched.

Update 17 September 2020: Belle Starr now likes eating multiple treats from our hand. Sometimes she sniffs and occasionally licks our hand. She is geting used to being touched, but is still wary of it.

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Belle Starr
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Abraham at 5 months old
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In the left photo (taken on 2 June 2020), Abraham is a 5 month old bull calf, born on 1 January 2020. He was orphaned prior to being weaned and is on the small side, but hopefully will grow as he ages. He eats treats from our hands and loves having his head, neck, chest and back scratched.

In the right photo (taken on 14 April 2021), Abraham is 16 months old, has grown a lot (more than doubled in size), is filling in very nicely and looking more and more like a bull should. He is now only a few inches shorter than the full grown cows, is still growing and trying to breed them. I've leaned across his back a few times, scratching down the other side, but only when his nose was in the feed bunk and he was busy eating.

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Abraham at 16 months old
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Our cattle in the snow 26 January 2021
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Our cattle at morning feeding

In the left photo taken on 26 January 2021, the falling snow doesn't bother them at all with their double coat of hair. The temperature is 16 Degrees F.
Left to right: Bella, Jenny, Belle Starr and Abraham (bull).

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In the right photo taken on 24 April 2021, they are lined up for a size comparison. Left to Right: Jenny, Abraham (bull), Bell Starr and Bella. (Bella is a few inches taller then her mother, Jenny).

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Our dogs Gypsy (left) and Rebel (right) next to the back yard fence with our bull Abraham on the other side. Belle Starr, 1 year old in this photo, is in the background. I haven't been able to get a good video yet, but Gypsy and Abraham lick each others muzzle through the fence.

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Our dogs and bull Abraham
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One year old heifer with a full but unique belt, is named after 'Miss "Lotta" Crabtree' (child actress and entertainer born in 1847, died 1924 at 77 years old). Lotta's mother is a 100% purebred Belted Galloway and the bull is a 100% purebred Black Angus, making her 50% of each. When bred with our 100% purebred Beltie bull, her calves will be 75% Beltie and 25% Black Angus. Both photos taken on 3 May 2021.

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Additional photos and information about our cattle will be posted as it becomes available. Please check back.

This page updated 15 June 2021 @ 1532 Mountain

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