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therése
05-13-05, 04:19 pm
Hi, this is going to be my first post on this forum so be nice :)

Here in sweden where I live hay is just hay. They don't label it as alfalfa or timothy or whatever..
So my question is, can you see what it is by looking at it? If so, how?

Eventrocker33
05-13-05, 04:32 pm
Try to see if there are heads of timothy. They look like this....
http://www.smithkem.com/images/Timothy_Heads.gif

therése
05-13-05, 04:38 pm
Oh, thanks a lot!!

It definitely has those. :)

pennick
05-13-05, 06:27 pm
Try to see if there are heads of timothy. They look like this....
http://www.smithkem.com/images/Timothy_Heads.gif



My timothy hay doesnt look like that. No heads. Is it because its 3rd grade?

Eventrocker33
05-13-05, 06:36 pm
I'm not sure. I have horses and this is what our timothy hay looks like, and my mom told me that they are timothy heads.

mncavylover
05-14-05, 10:35 am
First cutting usually has more seed heads and is stalkier. I've heard a few pigs and many rabbits prefer this stuff. Second cutting is like the second mow of the lawn; there are few seed heads, if any, and the hay is softer. Most cavies love it! Third cutting is the third "mow" and is even softer yet! Cavies love it.

Slap Maxwell
05-14-05, 06:05 pm
I have no seed heads in mine either. Alfalfa hay is leafier.

Ly&Pigs
05-14-05, 11:01 pm
Alfalfa may look more like green dried leaves instead of hay.

LuvMyPiggers
05-27-05, 01:52 pm
I found that some of the alfalfa looked like tobacco leaves.