fuji finepix S200exr a handsome cow in need of grooming Middelaar the Netherlands

The Galloway is one of the world’s longest established breeds of beef cattle, named after the Galloway region of Scotland, where it originated. It is now found in many parts of the world.

The Galloway was introduced in Canada in 1853, first registered in 1872, and the first Galloway registry was introduced in the USA in 1882.

The Galloway is naturally hornless, and instead of horns has a bone knob at the top of its skull that is called a poll. This breed’s shaggy coat has both a thick, wooly undercoat for warmth and stiffer guard hairs that help shed water, making them well adapted to harsher climates.

The Galloway breed comes from the cattle native to an entire region of Scotland, so originally there was much variation within this breed, including many different colours. The original Galloway herdbook only registered black cattle, but the recessive gene for red colour persisted in the population, and eventually dun Galloways were also allowed into the herdbook. As a result, although black is still the most common colour for Galloways, they can also be red and several shades of dun.

In more recent times, two sister breeds to the Galloway have been created—the Belted Galloway and the White Galloway1. Both of these breeds are differentiated by distinctive colour patterns, and both can be either black, red, or dun.

The Belted Galloway features a wide white stripe around its midriff, and is often affectionately referred to as a ‘Beltie’. It was created by crossing Galloways with Belted Dutch cattle, a dairy breed. Belted Galloways are often smaller than Galloways, and often have more of a dairy or aesthetic focus than Galloways

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  • Fran E.
    Fran E.almost 5 years ago

    Lol … Great work and she is cuuuuute.

  • – Yool

  • Kristina K
    Kristina Kalmost 5 years ago

    hahaha you would need a huge brush..loll.. great capture, i like the texture too :)) k

  • – Yool

  • Brenda Dow
    Brenda Dowalmost 5 years ago

    Such a sweet shot Mariloa…. Is this a Belted Galloway??? and many large brushes would be needed here!!!! Great capture!!!!

  • Yes Brenda it is :))

    – Yool

  • foppe47
    foppe47almost 5 years ago

    Geweldig Yool dit is prachtig
    Groet Foppe

  • – Yool

  • BarbL
    BarbLalmost 5 years ago

    He may need brushing but I see he wore his earrings!! LOL! Very lovely creature and wonderful capture, Mariola!

  • – Yool

  • AnnieSnel
    AnnieSnelalmost 5 years ago

    Die kom ik niet graag tegen behalve achter een hek☺ Prachtig gedaan Mariooltje

  • – Yool

  • Clive
    Clivealmost 5 years ago

    Such a great capture Mariola, superb work my friend xx

  • – Yool

  • lianne
    liannealmost 5 years ago

    This is just marvelous Mariola. Here in the US we do not see cows that look like this but I remember being just mesmerized by those I saw in the Highlands in Scotland and hearing them called in that lovely accent – “hayland coos.” What an awesome image and your description adds so much to it!

  • – Yool

  • AnnieSnel
    AnnieSnelalmost 5 years ago

    Nu ik beter kijk is tie eigenlijk best lief ☺☺

  • Ja he zeker op een afstandje met een hek ertussen……whoeoeoehahahaha !!!!!!

    – Yool

  • Nala
    Nalaalmost 5 years ago

    Wonderful shot well done so nice

  • – Yool

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