First, the tatted one, designed by Christel Weidmann, from her book: Tatting Farm Animals.  The thread is Olympus 40, color # 455.

christel calf crop

Next, the real thing:  ‘Edgar K.B. Montrose’ at 2 and a half months

edgar cropI would say that Christel has effectively captured the essence of a calf.  She is one very talented designer!