‘Happy’ is just like any other bull calf on his dairy farm, roaming and grazing at his will. But Happy is not entirely like his peers. He has a specially valuable skill that very few cows or bulls possess. He can literally make people smile at just the first glance! Let’s find out how.
Happy is a Holstein calf born in Barry Coster’s dairy in Australia. This particular breed features natural random black and white markings on its body. In the case of Happy, it’s a smiley face on one side! According to Mrs. Megan Coster of the farm, while number sevens, love hearts on the heads, and even a few strange abstract markings are common in Holstein calves, marking perfectly resembling a smiley face is the first-time experience in their cow-breeding life. She also informed that her husband Brian snapped a picture upon finding the calf and sent it to her, who initially suspected that the poor calf was a victim of graffiti! She zoomed in on the photo to examine the marking and to make sure none of their workers had done it.
Named ‘Happy,’ the bull calf is what is known as a ‘bobby calf’ in the dairy industry of Australia. These calves are surplus to requirements needed to replace the existing stock. But Happy isn’t going to leave the farm to join the mating bull herd. Instead, he is set to graze on the very farm he was born on, for the rest of his life. Though he wouldn’t be able to produce milk, his unique marking has landed him a perpetual role on the dairy farm. According to Mr. Coster, many of his workers love to have Happy around as a kind of mascot. His natural ability to make people smile is nothing short of bliss for hardworking people of the dairy in their mundane lives.