L is for Longhorn

Texas Longhorn Steer

Texas Longhorn Steer [03.04.12]

Lazy Longhorn

Highland Cow

Curbar Cow

South of England Show


A tongue is a cow's main investigating tool

Number 12 in our ongoing series of letters and the animals that go with them! In this case we’re including both Texas Longhorn and Highland Longhorn cattle. Known for their diverse coloring, the Texas Longhorn is a breed of cattle known for its characteristic horns, which can extend to 7 feet (2.1 m) tip to tip for steers and exceptional cows, and 36 to 80 inches (0.91 to 2.0 m) tip to tip for bulls. Their horns often have a slight upward turn at their tips or even a twist. Highland cattle are a Scottish breed of cattle with long horns and long wavy coats which are colored black, brindled, red, or yellow. You can read more about the various varieties of longhorn cattle over at wikipedia.

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