Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Different Types of Yaks

Here's a little bit of info on the different types of yaks or Bos grunniens (grunting ox). There are six different types, categorized by their physical appearance. There is the Imperial yak which is all black with a black nose, the Black yak which is all black with a gray nose, the Trim yak which is black with white trim usually on the forehead, feet, and the tip of the tail, the Royal yak which is black and white in patches, the Golden yak which is dun coloring over black, and the Woolly yak with a longer and thicker coat. Our yaks are mostly Trim yaks and Royal yaks. This is a photo of Dakota, a Trim bull yak, and I5, a Royal yak. I5, or i5, called that because of her ear tag number, is the mother of our other bull, Boy.
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Monday, March 24, 2008

Farm Name ............

Thanks to all who participated in the poll and submitted name suggestions. Quartz Creek received the most votes, but the farm has yet to be officially named. Still waiting final approval. The saga continues. Please stay tuned. I'm really hoping the final approval is granted soon. If you would like to receive an email when the name is decided, please enter your email address in the subscribe box, right hand column of this blog, and hit subscribe. This will NOT generate spam, just an email from zfarmmom. Until the name is "official", additional suggestions or comments are welcome.Pin It Now!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Boy, looking for attention.

Our yak bull, Boy, loves to have his head scratched. Jennalee says that if you stop scratching his head, he will rub it on the fence, like he's trying to make you feel guilty about stopping.

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Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Naming the Farm, part 2

The response to our poll has been great. Thanks so much to all of you that have voted. Please encourage others to visit our blog and vote. We have gotten several comments that have been quite amusing. Name suggestions like: Gentle Grunting Creek Farm, The Seven-Years-Without-A-Name Yak Farm, Yaktastic Yaks, Yaks of Powhatan, Crystal Creek, Cedar Meadows, Cedar Creek, Shaggy Farm. (A special thank you to our friends in AR, you know who you are.) Unfortunately, several of these names are already being used by others. Some of you have really gotten into this. We appreciate all name suggestions. However, if you find you are dreaming about farm names, or waking up at 1:00 AM with new farm name ideas, be careful, you might be obsessing.Pin It Now!
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