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Sefer Hatteruma addresses this issue (closely imitated in Hilchot Erets Yisra'el attributed to the Tur). They bring a few examples that prove that the ashes of the red cow were still in use after the destruction of the Temple, until well into the days of the amora'im, even though it must have been made while the Temple still stood. Nidda 32a: Rabbi Yosi, ...


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The Artscroll Yad Avraham commentary to this Mishna only discusses lambs and rams regarding this "indeterminate status". In addition, at no point in their commentary to the mishna in 1:1 (which describes the various appellations of a cow) do they discuss any intermediate 30-day period. The Rambam also does not mention the intermediate status of cows (Maase ...


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