Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Baby Highland Cows!

Spring is in the air, the sun is shining and we have seen our first baby highland cow of the season! Euan was out for a run round a part of The Marble Line the other day and he spotted one.

I haven't managed to get down to get a photo yet, but Eva promises me she will take me in the car! Until then here are some Highland Cow facts to keep you entertained.

    • Originally, there were two types of Highland cattle, the reddish Highlander and the black Kyloe, but these strains are now regarded as a single breed.
    • Red is the preferred color for Highland cattle, but white, dun, black, yellow and brindle are also acceptable
    • Both males and females of the breed have horns. Highland cows possess horns that come out and angle upward, almost forming a 90-degree angle
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