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  • From: "Naomi" <>
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  • Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Mules, Beefalo & persimmon
  • Date: Wed, 31 Aug 2005 09:47:00 -0600

A 25% bison  bull should have been fertile.  I suspect some other problem.  How old was he and what was his scrotal circumference at least 40 cm?

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Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Mules, Beefalo & persimmon

Thank you Naomi for more beefalo details. Interesting and educational. May have some parallels with plants, maybe even persimmon. I'll store your information away.
Had I known my bull would be sterile I'd have saved a year of no calves. Sold him and I'll bet he made good hamburger. Our freezer was full or we'd have eaten him ourselves. 

I've been wanting a Rosseyanka male for breeding and now have one, but if there are any similarities with your examples, it will be sterile. Not good news. The female progeny of Rosseyanka, Nikitskaya Bordoviaya (AKA Nikita's Gift) doesn't seem to be any more fertile that the Mother. I once again thank you for your input.

Anymore good information out there?


PS. Just got an e/m from Japan today but it wasn't readable, corrupted. >From the subject line it seems they may have seedlings from NB seed I sent them and they used embryo rescue techniques. Will follow up with them.

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