After I was shopping Pinterest the opposite day on the lookout for concepts for weblog posts I got here throughout some pictures of small cows.
I assumed they had been kinda cute being all wooly however then I realised how small they had been, about 42 inches in peak, 3ft.
So I naturally obtained caught up extra pictures of Belted Galloway Cows or ‘Belties’ and ‘Oreo Cows’ as they’re recognized, for apparent causes.
Miniature Belted Galloway
The Belties, because the Miniature Belted Galloways are sometimes known as, are a really hardy breed.
The distinct and historic Galloway cattle had been in Scotland originated within the outdated counties of Kirkcudbright and Wigtown space of south west Scotland. Whereas black was the favoured color, they may additionally seem as brindle, purple, dun, white, brocket confronted and finally as white middled or ‘belted.’
They’ve a double coat, with the coarse outer coat designed to repel water.
Their underneath coat isn’t a lot hair as wool, and it’s to insulate the cow towards the chilly.
Belted Galloways are inclined to have a strong coloration however with a white belt round their midriff.
At maturity, their peak on the most reaches 42 inches on the hip bone.
Coming to America
The Belties have turn into in style in rural America.
Ask any native in Rockport or Camden the place the “Belties” are, they usually’ll level you to Aldermere Farm, lengthy one of many space’s in style sights, particularly for teenagers eager for a have a look at the well-known black and white coloured “Oreo cookie” cows.
From Scotland to Maine
In 1953, the Aldermere herd of Belted Galloways was established when Mr. Chatfield bought a bull and 6 cows from Harry Prock of Pennsylvania.
Mr. Chatfield subsequently introduced extra inventory to the farm from Scotland.
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The Oreo Cow is Lovable
The Belties have turn into in style in paintings and there are a rising variety of followers all world wide.
What’s to not love about these miniature cows.
What are your ideas on these cute cows?
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