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  1. Sep 03,  · For cattle to develop scurs, it must be a horn allele carrier (Pp) and have some other unknown genetic influence, realizing that male calves will tend to develop scurs at a higher rate than females. For cattle to be smooth polled it must be either homozygous (PP); or heterozygous polled (Pp) without the unknown genetic influence that allows scurs.
  2. Sep 10,  · scurs are usually cause by improper burning of the horn bud when the goat was dehorn/disbudded as a kid. All the horn cells around the base of the horn aren't killed and eventually begin to grow. Usually a scur can be loosened with your hand or the goat will loosen it himself by rubbing on things, like a billy with horns does.
  3. The gene for scurs is expressed differently from the gene for polledness/horns. The way the gene for scurs is expressed depends on the sex of the animal. In males the scur gene is dominant, meaning that if only one of the two genes is for scurs the bull will be scurred.
  4. Scale-fur, very fine and thin scales that look and feels exactly like fur on mammalian animals, but usually on furry dragons and mythical creatures.
  5. The process of disbudding a kid burns through the skin and horn bud, stopping the blood supply to the horn buds and causing them to eventually fall off, if all goes well. If they do grow back, the partial horns are called scurs. The horns can regrow, particularly in bucks, if they are not disbudded.
  6. Nov 29,  · Scurs are horny growths that give some livestock owners concern. When a scurred animal is young, it may look for all the world like it will grow up to have horns. Fortunately, this is not the case. Cattle, sheep, and goats can all develop scurs. In .
  7. A scur is an incompletely developed horn growth. In cattle, scurs are not attached to the skull, whereas horns are attached and have blood vessels and nerves. Scurs may also occur in sheep. [citation needed.
  8. Feb 12,  · Scurs & horns are almost always removed from the females but usually left on the bulls. General horned/scurred observations: Every jr steer show I've seen requires all horns/scurs removed from steers although scurs less than about 1 inch will often be allowed anyway. Most Jr heifer shows have that requirement also.

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