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Highland cattle or kyloe are an ancient Scottish breed of beef cattle with long horns and long wavy pelts which are coloured black, brindled, red, yellow or dun.1
The breed developed in the Scottish Highlands and Western Isles of Scotland. Breeding stock has been exported to the rest of the world, especially Australia and North America, since the early 20th Century. The breed was developed from two sets of stock, one originally black, and the other reddish.2
Highlands are known as a hardy breed due to the rugged nature of their native Scottish Highlands, with high rainfall and strong winds. They both graze and browse and eat plants many other cattle avoid. The meat tends to be leaner than most beef, as Highlands get most of their insulation from their thick shaggy hair rather than subcutaneous fat. The coat also makes them a good breed for cold Northern climates

Pentax K10D Sigma 70-300mm lens
1/15 f16 ISO400 focal length 70mm



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animal, bovine, cattle, cow, highland, scottish, ungulate

Comments

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 4 years ago

    Magnificent animal and great shot Trevor

  • Thanks very much Ray.

    – Trevor Kersley

  • DonDavisUK
    DonDavisUKover 4 years ago

    Brilliant capture Trevor. A FAV for me. Don.

  • Thanks Don also for the fav.

    – Trevor Kersley

  • Rebecca Bryson
    Rebecca Brysonover 4 years ago

    Another one who needs a haircut ;-)

  • Thank you Rebecca also for the fave….got some more to post later with calves

    – Trevor Kersley

  • Kimberly Chadwick
    Kimberly Chadwickover 4 years ago

    Handsome capture!

  • Thanks Kimberly

    – Trevor Kersley

  • 1stImpressions
    1stImpressionsover 4 years ago

    excellent mate

  • thanks very much Steve

    – Trevor Kersley

  • Diana-Lee Saville
    Diana-Lee Savilleover 4 years ago

  • Thank you very much for the feature Diana-Lee

    – Trevor Kersley

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBabout 4 years ago

    May 27, 2010

  • Thanks for the feature Teresa

    – Trevor Kersley

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBabout 4 years ago

    You are so very welcome Trevor

  • Helen Akerstrom Photography
    Helen Akerstro...about 3 years ago

  • Thanking you very much for the feature Helen

    – Trevor Kersley

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