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Horia, from Bucharest
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cattle are born to have horns. They get removed for not hurting the others when growning up in bulks.
Holsteiner withsmall remaining horn (no well done job) see here
I love your pics from this long horns.
Andy, Those animals look like they should be our Ft Wayne zoo. All the farmers and Amish people would give the zoo more business than they could handle all summer, just to get a look at these really strange cows with the weird faces and huge odd shaped horns. They are nothing like the few longhorned cattle we see a few of around here. Good thing to have in this recession to give the zoo a boost. Mom
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Keep up the good work.
Jack and Jane
Cattle is cows is cattle
Wiki is loaded with info, sometimes true
There are a few people up our way (New Hampshire) that are raising these:
They are tough and handle the winters well. There was one nearby that my girlfriend really liked and she named it Snuffles. As in Snuffleupagus.
You know that cattle implies bovines without implying the sex, while cows implies females females, or, most precisely, females that have had two or more calves.
I suspect that the horns are left on for several reasons. Taking them off easily requires the use of either electrical units or, I think, an acid, and must be done when small. Later, would require massive cutting, and both would leave a hole in the head that must be medicated. Also, in some cultures, such as on Jersey Island, the cows were lead by a locket or rope around their horns.
As for the breeds, I am not familiar with breeds that produce such massive horns. The black and white on the one indictates that it may have some Holsteing-Friesian in it, though far from pure.
Wow, Ive never seen anything like this before in my life, when they get angry, if they get angry what happens to the person standing close the them?
Absolutely amazing long horned cattle. Bring those bad boys back to the state of Texas and see if they would be considered long horns. Now that would be an interesting cross breed!
arent those zebu cattle?