Saturday, August 11, 2007

Cattle Breeds

An unusual, but not rare, cattle breed you see around Ayrshire is the belted Galloway, so called because of the large white 'belt' round it's middle.



It is presumed that it is an offshoot from the black Galloway, but it does look very much nicer - to my mind anyway.

3 comments:

Ackworth Born said...

I didn't know there was more than one kind of Galloway.

Katya said...

Oh, I am so exccited! Yesterday, my eldest daughter and I went to a Fiddlers Fair. It is located at a 19th century museum. As we were visiting, along came a man with two "oxen" in a yoke. I spoke to him...these cattle were HUGE! He told me they are Aryshire cattle! I was so surprised, and thought about you and your blog! There are pics of them on my blog if you care to take a look:

http://bristolwood.net

(it is under the heading of "Yesterday's Most Wonderful Adventure")

An Honest Man said...

There are actually 3 or 4 branches of the Galloway breed.

Ayrshires aren't the biggest breed by any means, but they are not bad.