The Cow Herd of Sunbonnet Farm

Clover the calf calf
Fresh milk products     At Sunbonnet Farm, we strive to raise healthy and happy cows that are adapted to Hawaii's climate, and meet the needs of small family dairies. Our cows are pasture raised, with plenty of room to graze and play.  They are not fed grain, and we do not use growth hormones. We treat our cows with kindness; we know them all individually, and each cow has a name.
    Our cows are a mix of Jersey, Brown Swiss, Normandy, and Black Angus.  We find this mix to be hardy, long lived, and productive.
    We frequently offer cattle for sale.  While bulls and bull calves are sold most often, we also sell trained milk cows and heifers.  Visit our livestock forsale page to see available cows.



 The Milk Cows

Ami

Ami

Breeding: 5/8ths Brown Swiss, 3/8ths Jersey
Dam: Valentine I
Sire: Davy Crocket
Ami is our oldest cow- at least 20 years old. She is a calm leader and an excellent milk cow. Ami is now retired and enjoying her days watching her grandchildren, and great grandchildren grow up.
Darling and calf

Darling

Breeding: 1/2 Angus, 17/64 Jersey, 15/64 Brown Swiss
Dam: Chocolate
Sire: Sunbutter 
Maternal Grandmother: Ami
Paternal Grandmother: Maple
Paternal Grandfather: Donny

Darling is another one of our young milk cows. In this picture, Darling is feeding her bull calf from 2013, "Muffin".  Darling is a good milk cow and she is very pretty.
Maple

Maple

Breeding: 11/16  Jersey, 5/16 Brown Swiss
Dam: Ami
Sire: Goody Boy
Maternal Grandmother: Valentine I
Maternal Grandfather: Davy Crocket

    Maple is one of our top milk cows. She has great milking qualities as well as a great temperament.
Rosebud

Rosebud

Breeding: 17/64th Jersey, 15/64ths Brown Swiss, 1/8th Normandy, and 3/8th Angus.
Dam: Valentine II
Sire:  Sunbutter
Maternal Grandmother: Ami
Maternal Grandfather: Norman
Paternal Grandmother: Maple
Paternal Grandfather: Donny

    Rosebud is a very special cow. She was born prematurely, and was unable to stand until she was a week old.  For the first month of her life we practically lived in her stall, watching over and caring for her, sometimes curling up in the straw with her for a nap.  Rosebud is now full grown and perfectly healthy with 4 daughters of her own, "Clover", "Buttercup", and "Rosemary", "Posy", and a son "Butterprint".  Rosebud is extremely tame. We can ride and sit on her and she does not mind at all. 
Butter Cup

Buttercup

Breeding: 65/128th Jersey, 31/128th Brown Swiss, 1/16th Normandy and 3/16th Angus.
Dam: Rosebud
Sire: Taurus
Maternal Grandmother: Valentine II
Maternal Grandfather: Sunbutter
Paternal Grandmother: Kiparoo
Paternal Grandfather: Homer
Born: January 3rd. 2015
Maka

  Makali'i

Breeding: 3/4 Jersey Brown Swiss, 1/8th Holstein and 1/8th Angus.
Dam: Elsie
Sire: Stones
Paternal Grandmother: Ami
Paternal Grandfather: Sunbutter
Naturally Polled


   Photo Coming Soon

Linden

Breeding: 7/8ths Jersey Brown Swiss, 1/8th Angus
Dam:
Rowan
Sire: Taurus
Maternal Grandmother: Valentine II
Maternal Grandfather: Stones
Paternal Grandmother: Kiparoo
Paternal Grandfather: Homer
Born: Feb 2015

Naturally Polled
Dancer

Dancer

 Breeding: 23/32nds Jersey and 9/32nds Brown Swiss
Born: June 2nd 2016

 Dam: Maple
 Sire: Taurus
 Maternal Grandmother: Ami
 Maternal Grandfather: Goody Boy
 Paternal Grandmother: Kiparoo
 Paternal Grandfather: Homer
 
Olapa

  Olapa  ~  For Sale

   Breeding: 7/8th Jersey Brown Swiss and 1/8th Angus
 Born:  December 9th 2016

 Dam: Ohelo
 Sire: Grond
 Maternal Grandmother: Olena
 Maternal Grandfather: Taurus
 Paternal Grandmother: Maple

  Naturally Polled

 
Trained Milk Cow

Strawberry    

     Strawberry

  Daughter of Buttercup and Grond

   Born: December 23rd 2016
Limu

Limu ~For Sale

    Daughter of Makali'i and Taurus
   
    Born: Jan 2017

The Heifers

Lass

                       Lass

      Daughter of Lady and Taurus

     Born: Jan 2017

Jewel

Jewel

   Daughter of Goldberry and Taurus

   Born: Jan 30th 2017
Naturally Polled


Photo Coming Soon

Posy

Daughter of Rosebud and Grond
Born: January 17th 2018



Photo Coming Soon

Briar

Daughter of Buttercup and Taurus

Daisy

Daisy

  Daughter of Darling and Grond
  Born: May 2018
calf

 Prancer

   Daughter of Dancer and Pinky

  Born: December 16th 2018
Bell
  

Bell

  Daughter of Buttercup and Pinky

  Born: December 25th 2018
Mabel

     Mabel

  Daughter of Maple and Pinky

  Born: Jan 26th 2019

calf
 
     Daughter of Limu and Pinky
calf
 
   Daughter of Linden and Pinky

         The Bull


pinky

      Pinky


 Son of Taurus and Darling

  Born May 18th 2017

       The Bull Calves

Bull Calf
 

      Aldebaran

      Jersey Swiss
 
   This is our new herd bull.

bull calf    


 

Son of Makali'i and Pinky
calf
    

      Son of Strawberry and Pinky
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