Cows

Our objective with these pages is to highlight some of the examples of our breeding program rather than produce a list of every one of our animals.

Below is our largest family of cows.  We won't be able to keep all of the animals in this family. Give us a call or send an e-mail if you have an interest in one of them.

The GF Candy Apple Family

    GF Candy Apple was one of the first three Foundation Cows that we purchased.  She has produced heifer after heifer for us.  She has produced four heifers in a row.  Her second Echo heifer was born in May.  She is now being bred to our second herd sire, Refuge Chex, for another Spring calf.  Her dam, OR Cotton Candy, is owned by Panther Creek Ranches.

Candy Apple 8-02.JPG (32065 bytes) Name: GF Candy Apple

DOB: 5/4/1994 

Sire: Joker's Wild
Dam: OR Cotton Candy 
 
Picture: August 2002

Well-proportioned cow with high twist horns.  Weight - 1250 lbs.  

GF Candy Apple { Joker's Wild  { Cowcatcher { Texas Toro 60
Calico Gal
Ravishing Ruby { Vigilante
Senorita Yates 36
OR Cotton Candy { OR Texas Republic { Texas Ranger JP
WR 3009
OR Miss Sugar Whipplash { Whipp Lash
Whipps Red Sugar

    "Missy" is a long, deep-bodied young cow.  Candy Apple was purchased heavy-bred to GF Heavy Hitter, then the longest horned bull in the breed, and Missy was the product.  She was a gangly young calf, but she has developed into an impressive young cow.  Horns are clearly going to be a dramatic flat twist.   Her 1997 full sister is owned by A Splash of Color Longhorns.   Missy's outstanding 2003 bull calf out of Echo can be seen on our "Bulls" page.  Her 2004 Echo calf is a dramatic paint heifer with outstanding size and conformation.

Missy 1-11-04 small.jpg (43583 bytes) Name: RHL Hitter Miss            

DOB: February 13, 2001 

Sire: GF Heavy Hitter 
Dam: GF Candy Apple 

Picture: January 11, 2004
 
Dramatic brindle on light red color. Flat twist horns that are over 50" ttt. Very deep and long bodied.

RHL Hitter Miss { GF Heavy Hitter  { GF G-Man { Colorado Cowboy
Inez of Acampo
Inez of Acampo { Magic Marker
Wright Bow & Arrow #2024
GF Candy Apple { Joker's Wild { Cowcatcher
Ravishing Ruby
OR Cotton Candy { OR Texas Republic
OR Miss Sugar Whipplash

"Jackie" is a product of AI to G&L Highjacker.  She is long and tall and very feminine.  See her Jan. 2005 heifer, Echo's Empanada, on our 2005 Heifer page.

Apple Jackie 6-15-03.jpg (31748 bytes) Name: RHL Apple Jackie            

DOB: January 18, 2002 

Sire: G&L Highjacker 
Dam: GF Candy Apple 

Picture: June 2003.
 
Colorful black on white.  Black horns developing nicely.  Produced a very colorful paint bull calf by Emperor's Echo in December.

RHL Apple Jackie { G&L Highjacker { Jet Jockey { Bail Jumper
Better Yet
Turn True { Bar M Don Abraham 3/0
Super Turn
GF Candy Apple { Joker's Wild { Cowcatcher
Ravishing Ruby
OR Cotton Candy { OR Texas Republic
OR Miss Sugar Whipplash

Candy Cane is the product of Candy Apple and Emperor's Echo.  Another long smooth heifer.  See her 2005 Turbo Jet heifer calf, Turbo's Caramela, on our 2005 heifer page.

Candy Cane-Oct03.jpg (36798 bytes) Name: RHL Echo's Candy Cane                   

DOB: January 18, 2003 

Sire: Emperor's Echo 
Dam: GF Candy Apple 
 
Picture: October, 2003

Another heifer with great height and frame.  Look how she carries her depth through the flank.

RHL Echo's Candy Cane { Emperor's Echo  { Emperor { Overwhelmer
Ranger's Measles
Country Girl { Tri-W Broken Arrow
Jay's Girl 
GF Candy Apple { Joker's Wild { Cowcatcher
Ravishing Ruby
OR Cotton Candy { OR Texas Republic
OR Miss Sugar Whipplash

Manzanita 10-31-04.jpg (28837 bytes) Name: RHL Echo's Manzanita                   

DOB: May 18, 2004 

Sire: Emperor's Echo 
Dam: GF Candy Apple 
 
Picture: Oct. 31, 2004

She's going to look a lot like her older sister. She weighed 65 lbs at birth.  "Manzanita" is Spanish for 'little apple'.

RHL Echo's Manzanita { Emperor's Echo  { Emperor { Overwhelmer
Ranger's Measles
Country Girl { Tri-W Broken Arrow
Jay's Girl 
GF Candy Apple { Joker's Wild { Cowcatcher
Ravishing Ruby
OR Cotton Candy { OR Texas Republic
OR Miss Sugar Whipplash


Kenn Harding Tammy Tiner   Laura Harding

College Station and Edge, Texas
Phone: 979-696-3707       Mobile: 979-777-5256
e-mail: rafter-h@rafter-h-longhorns.com

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