Braford cattle should have Brahman inheritance evident in their appearance, indicative of 1/4 – 3/4 Brahman characteristics. Brafords are docile but alert with males appearing masculine and females feminine.
Braford colour with Hereford markings, brindling and excessive freckling are a disqualification.
Better than average ‘weight for age’ essential.
To be heavy and smooth, double muscling a disqualification.
Bone structure sound and free of hereditary defect including twisted nose and jaw, undershot twisted nose and jaw, undershot or overshot jaw crooked front legs, post hock or sickly hocks. Long sprung pasterns and cramped hocks undesirable
Free and straight.
Short and sleek.
Loose and pliable.
Strong and wide.
Deep and wide not wasteful.
Medium to large size either straight or drooped.
Eyes well shielded, red pigmentation highly desirable.
Must stand up well on their feet to reflect good balance and correct bone structure.
Deep and not wasteful.
Strong and meaty, elbows straight and not tucked in.
Forehead broad and full.
Full and deep.
Rump, long and full, with length between hip and pin bones, pin bones wide apart, quarters long, deep, full, muscular and slightly sloping.
Moderately wide, not prominent.
Polled or dehorned.
Legs of good bone and in proportion to the size of the beast, light bone undesirable, hind legs should be squarely placed.
Broad and strong back line. Hip moderately wide, not prominent, all well covered.
Broad, clean face with short hair desirable.
In proportion to size of body.
Nostrils large, black nose undesirable.
Not overly long
Wide and well sprung from backbone, full behind the shoulders, deeply and smoothly covered with flesh.
Neat testicles, well proportion. Red pigmentation is desirable.
Bulls to be moderate in the sheath. Females to be large and roomy and show feminine characteristics and mothering ability. Excessive navel development is not acceptable. Sheath on bulls to be of moderate development, pendulous or excessive tightness a disqualification.
Blades covered, evenly set to ribs ensuring free action
Smooth and not prominent.
To be white. This hair type indicates coat type.
Tail set neatly between pin bones (high tail setting undesirable).
Lower thigh well developed, twist full.
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