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