Saturday, October 18, 2008

Craigslist Ad of the Week

I love Craigslist. I've found some wonderful bargains on there and even made friends with some of the sellers I've bought from. I found a home for two of our roosters using Craigslist, which meant two less that I had to put in the pot - hooray!


But, sometimes, the ads are amusing - intentionally or otherwise. The following ad, I think, falls into the "otherwise" category. See for yourself:


*****HOLSTEIN HEIFER***** (HEISKELLL)
I HAVE ONE HOLSTEIN HEIFER FOR SALE SHE WILL BE WEANED IN TWO WEEKS SHE HAS GREAT CONFIRMATION THE ONLY THING IS I DON'T KNOW IF SHE IS FERTILE OR NOT BUT THE VET SAID IT WAS A FIFTY-FIFTY CHANCE.***IF INTERESTED CALL BEFORE SHES GONE***


And now, the photo:



Cute calf, isn't it? But, do you see its underbelly? Either this "heifer" has one heck of an umbilical hernia OR there is actually ZERO chance it will ever carry a calf. Because it's a boy.

I think its probably the case that the advertiser just doesn't know that "heifer" refers to a young female cow... simply a misuse of the terminology. Or, that they don't know the difference between male and female cattle, which is kind of scary. Still, it gave me a chuckle, so I thought I'd share!


Terri

4 comments:

Lisa said...

what I'd like to know is why they would be checking the fertility of a calf ? are they planning on breeding her this week ? I'm guessing bull calf. lol Don't you just love it when people don't know what they are selling ? lol

Terri said...

Yeah, good question! I don't imagine she'll be breeding age until sometime next year, do you? Yes, people are funny sometimes!

Terri

Char said...

yes...that is just too funny!...thanks for sharing.

Terri said...

Thanks for stopping by, Char! I love your blog so it's an honor to get a visit from you!

Terri