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Scottish Highland Cow:)

Brandykins
August 27th, 2008, 12:41 PM
Thought you may like to see one of our Highland Cows :) I took the photo at Balmaha, Loch Lomond:) The are so cute!!

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a31/Brandykins/IMG_1400.jpg

cpietra16
August 27th, 2008, 01:38 PM
nice blue eyes....and what an expression:laughing:

Brandykins
August 27th, 2008, 07:36 PM
Many thanks for your response, CP:) They do have lovely big soleful eyes! I love their horns and long coats!! That one was tame and took some grass from me:)

Take care:)

want4rain
August 27th, 2008, 08:01 PM
oh how adorable!! thanks for sharing! that a native cow or domestic?

-ash

Frenchy
August 27th, 2008, 09:04 PM
So they're the Goldens of cows ? :laughing:

14+kitties
August 27th, 2008, 10:18 PM
There is a farm about 15 miles or so from us who had those cows brought in from Scotland. I can't remember the exact reason they wanted them. My hubby knows but he is in bed at the moment. I will have to try to ask him tomorrow. If I don't forget!
I think they are way too cute to slaughter, that's for sure. Very distinct looking!

Brandykins
August 28th, 2008, 07:22 AM
oh how adorable!! thanks for sharing! that a native cow or domestic?

-ash

I think they are domesticated - here is a link that may interest you -
http://www.rarebreeds.co.nz/highland.html
They are beautiful looking cows:)

So they're the Goldens of cows ? :laughing:

They are a lovely colour! I have seen them with much longer and darker coats but their eyes are the same!

There is a farm about 15 miles or so from us who had those cows brought in from Scotland. I can't remember the exact reason they wanted them. My hubby knows but he is in bed at the moment. I will have to try to ask him tomorrow. If I don't forget!
I think they are way too cute to slaughter, that's for sure. Very distinct looking!

Oh that is love for you to see them first hand!! Perhaps they were brought in for breeding? They are lovely cows!!

Many thanks all for your responses:)

krdahmer
August 29th, 2008, 01:39 AM
Cool I've always loved cows!

Brandykins
August 29th, 2008, 05:11 AM
Cool I've always loved cows!

Thank you:) Cows are so gentle! Loki likes them as well!

Take care.

14+kitties
August 29th, 2008, 08:06 PM
The farmer was trying to breed them with our cows to breed a stronger, more cold resistant cow. I guess they figured all the hair would keep them warmer. :shrug:

Brandykins
August 30th, 2008, 02:41 PM
Scottish cows shouldn't even feel the cold because of our horrid summers and winters!! They are a hardy lot!

Many thanks 14+kitties, that was interesting!! Wonder if it worked for the farmer. :)

allymack
September 1st, 2008, 06:11 PM
wow, those are neat cows! i have only seen two of them before (together) they liveon a farm 20 mins or so from here, they looks so smooshable:cloud9:

onster
September 1st, 2008, 07:19 PM
now that is the neatest looking cow Ive ever seen!!

thanks for sharing :thumbs up

jessi76
September 2nd, 2008, 09:18 AM
oooooh we have these in my area too! the farm down the road from me raises this type of cow.... we love walking down to see them. especially when they have a new calf... omg, they're just adorable when they're so little!

Brandykins
September 2nd, 2008, 12:30 PM
wow, those are neat cows! i have only seen two of them before (together) they liveon a farm 20 mins or so from here, they looks so smooshable:cloud9:

We have quite a lot in some local farms but they are mostly to be found in the Scottish Highlands, or on the road to the Highlands. They are quite a symbol of Scotland!!

now that is the neatest looking cow Ive ever seen!!

thanks for sharing :thumbs up

Aw thank you - they are quite tame as well. I do love cows - to look at, not to eat!!

oooooh we have these in my area too! the farm down the road from me raises this type of cow.... we love walking down to see them. especially when they have a new calf... omg, they're just adorable when they're so little!

Perhaps their forebears came from Scotland - taken over by emigrants from Scotland!!

They are beautiful - swim in their big eyes!

Many thanks for all your lovely responses:)

Take care.