All posts by Cindi Darling

I am the owner of Liar's Lake Exotics in Sparta, Missouri. I've been raising Watusi since 1984. Visit us at liarslake.com.

2016 Spring Fling Get Together

It is Spring again.  For some of us the grass is starting to green up and we ar getting ready for those new calves.  With Spring comes the Lolli Bros. Exotic Animal Sale in Macon, Missouri,   www.lollibros.com.   Watusi will sell on Thursday, April 7 and we will be having a social at 7:00p. m. CST Wednesday, April 6, 2016 in the conference room at the Comfort Inn Macon, Missouri.  Besides food and watusi talk we will hold our Fun Auction of a variety of donated items, the proceeds from which help fund the Association.   Sneak peek at auction items…coming from Texas. This is a professionally prepared Watusi skull. Not a big one, but at least a good starter kit!

Spring auction 2016

These are a few of the other miscellaneous items offered.  From Kentucky…

Spring Fling 2016b
Horn key holders

…from Utah

Spring Fling 2016d

Please check around your barn and house to see if there is anything you would like to donate.  All items are appreciated.

Steers are beautiful as well

We all know that most animals produce around an equal number of males and females over time.  Because in breeding situations the number of males needed is exponentially less than females one solution is to steer some of those extra males.

Will Ross of Ross Ranch Horns in Brownsboro, Texas rossranchhorns.com submitted to us this information on his young steer, BWS Old Red.  This is a four year old steer with phenomenal growth and bloodlines.  Talk about a pasture ornament.

BWS Old Red 11-5-15

 

BWS Old Red Pedigree

 

BWS Old Red 10-7-15
BWS Old Red, WWAFP4015

 

Another member lost

 

From Angie Base:  February 16, 2016

We lost one of our WWA members Friday to cancer. Barbara Britton whose husband was Wayne until his passing a few years ago, lost her battle. She fought long and hard and kept her Watusi until the end. Others helped her feed and such, but she always said she wouldn’t part with them until she died. It was important to her, not only because she enjoyed them so much, but also because they had meant so much to her dear husband, Wayne. She promised him she would keep them in his honor and she kept her promises. Barb was a very dedicated and extremely hard working lady who even kept showing her Watusi at the shows when she had to do it all herself and then after Wayne passed. The last few years she had to stop traveling as her cancer was making it an impossibility for her, even with help from others and her family. She promoted the breed all through the years with dignity and conviction and we will miss her. A fond farewell.

Barbara Britton

Barbara and Wayne Britton showing off their bull and their shirts.
Barbara and Wayne Britton showing off their bull and their shirts.
BRITTON&ACE
Barbara and Ace in the ring

 

Percentage crosses

Watusi are bred in a wide range of colors and types.  We seldom focus on the cross bred animals that many of our members and their customers have raised and continue to raise.
Recently we were contacted by Bruce Cocanougher of Springfield, Kentucky about some of his stock.  This is some information on his current breeding project.  Bruce can be reached at Buckshotfl33@aol.com

Per Bruce:  “Joy (Rider) told me that you once owned this cow and I was wondering if she has twin births in her pedigree. She had RARE twins last year, live births two days apart which vets say they have never seen happen and she looks to be carrying twins again this year. It was very hard getting her to take the second calf last year since she had already bonded with the first one. She is out of Tashina II and by Teflon Kid, and is 13 years old. Joy says she comes from a rather silly acting family as she herself was when I got her but she is a big pussycat now since I spend a lot of time with my animals. She has become a truly lovable cow and is a true pleasure to won, not to mention that she is a traffic stopper out here in rural Kentucky where most people have never seen a Watusi. I breed to an incredible Longhorn x Watusi bull I bought from Darol Dickinson that is tipping the scales at about 3000 pounds as a coming 5 year old. He is a son of Pretoria. A beautiful purple roan. The twin  bulls are knock outs. I should have had them steered when small to sell as exhibition steers.  Any info you have is appreciated.

Bruce .50 blood Kenya
Watusi longhorn cross bull – Kenya by Pretoria
Bruce June Bug
June Bug at 11 years of age
Twin 2
Twin born second
Bruce twin1
Twin born first

One twin has black horn and one has white horn, they are both going to have great horn. The picture of June Bug does not reflect her wide and deep body, she is a big powerful girl and an easy keeper. She is rolling fat now in spite of our cold winter here. Some Watusis get thin in winter.  I love the lyre horns.  Have you ever seen a Longhorn x Watusi cross as beefy as Kenya? I have him sold as a herd bull but he has not been picked up yet. I will hate to see him go, he is a prince of a guy. Never has given a minute’s trouble and is dog gentle. I will load in him the pasture without gates when they come to pick him up as I do all my animals. People who buy from me can’t believe that I can do that.  My bull’s sire is Pretoria who is FP.  Also has bigger horns than his sire and still growing rapidly. He is taller than I am.

Bruce

 

For Sale – 2 Foundation Heifers, 1 steer

BREAKING NEWS, 2-16-16:  Both heifers have been sold only the steer remains.

 

From Derrick Passey of Dead Broke Ranch in Canada we have a rare offer for sale. Contact Derrick at 403-330-6767 or dpassey2015@gmail.com.403-330-6767

“I’ve never been able to sell anything in a high market in my life, lol. I’m contemplating selling these two great heifers and a young trophy steer. The only time I can make a trip south is in April. It generally takes about a month to get all the testing done.

I’ll haul as far as Utah for free and will deliver the rest of the way for fuel.

Rarely are females with these pedigrees come up for sale.

Full sisters on the right and the steer on the right
Full sisters on the right and the steer on the left
DBR Miss Hottie
DBR Miss Hottie has very close to 20″ bases right now. We haven’t measured her yet but she’s very close if not more.
DBR JB Jaques
Sire JB Jaques (Diego) and a their grand dam DBR Wynonna (much younger)

3 year old DBR Miss Hottie $6500USD
2 year old DBR Sweet Cheyenne $6500 USD
3 year old Trophy steer out of DBR Miss Valentine. $3000 USD
They were exposed to BWS Mr Perfect for 4 months. We have not preg checked and selling as open.”

BR Steer out of DBR Miss Valentine
BR Steer out of DBR Miss Valentine

New rule changes – Percentage Female Hardship

In our September meetings the Board of Directors has finalized a new registration program for percentage female animals.

For a period of one year from September 23, 2015 through September 22, 2016 in an attempt to recognize animals that have been lost to the registry the World Watusi Association is offering a special category for the Hardship of mature female percentage animals. During this period a non-refundable $100.00 hardship fee, three (3) photos one each from the left side, right side and the front shall be submitted to the Registrar together with an application as complete as possible including the best estimate of the age of the animal and any known information. The animal will be accepted or rejected for registration based upon the ruling of the entire Board of Directors. The Board shall rule in the following categories: 1) Native Pure 2) ¾ Blood 3) ½ Blood or 4) Not a Watusi. Registration fee shall be $25.00 on animals accepted by the board.
After acceptance and registration of females, calves of the hardship female under the age of 12 months will be eligible for registration under the regular rules in Section 4 and 5.1 of Rules. Prior calves over 12 months of age shall be subject to the hardship rules herein.

Watusi breeder suspended

The Board of Directors of the World Watusi Association has suspended the membership privileges of North Texas Exotics known as NTE and Keith Fletcher of Sulphur Springs,Texas.   NTE also operates from Yuba City, CA.   No animals may be registered or transferred by these entities or anyone representing them.  Any animal currently registered or  purchased from these entities or associates will need to have WWA Board approval before registration or transfer is confirmed. If anyone has any questions, please contact a board member or the WWA Registrar.