We dug out an old calf halter for Secret... it's probably twenty-five years old, but once Cliff got the rust off the metal part, it worked. Although it's too big, it's the smallest one we have in our assortment. It'll fit her just fine in a couple more weeks. I have halters to fit her throughout her life.
I snapped a lead rope onto her halter and led her around the yard. Often, a calf will balk and "sull up" as the old farmers say, when they feel somebody pulling on a halter they're wearing. I've had many of them even just lie down and act like they were dying, rather than give to the rope. Not Secret! I gave her plenty of rope and let her frolic and play around me, but when I pulled her toward me, she came right on... until I began putting her back in the barn! She didn't want to go in there; she was enjoying her freedom. I'll bring her out again after she's had her evening bottle.
Also, while I was leading her around, I took her to the pasture and introduced her to the horses. I wish they could all get along, but I'm afraid the horses will always want to chase her. Blue was the most hateful one toward her. The two ladies, Libby and Sassy, seemed to want to get to know her better. Yes, I know: you can drive all over the countryside and see horses and cows apparently living in harmony together. But we've always had problems mixing the two, and the cows end up being kicked, chased, and bitten.
You can see how stubby her ears are going to be; where that white line is, that's how long they'll be. I've seen calves with even less ears than that. It happens as a result of a calf being born in frigid temperatures when there's nobody around to get it dried off. Cattle can stand cold temperatures just fine, once they're dry. It's the being wet that freezes ears and tails.
I am, by the way, going to let Secret keep her horns; when I had several Jerseys I dehorned them, so they wouldn't fight and hurt one another. Since she (and perhaps some of her offspring) will be the only cattle here, they get to have horns. I'm sure some of you city folks thought only bulls have horns, right? I always have to laugh when somebody asks me about that. You can enjoy watching my calf sprout horns as she grows.