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LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 09:59 PM
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Cows.
I got to help move some cows from one pasture to another today, and cut Scottish Highland cows out from the rest of the herd into a different pasture. I've never seen a Scottish Highland cow before today. I may drop the yaks to become a highland cow fan. They are quite docile, and definitely decorative, so allow me to introduce you:







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htuttle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 10:01 PM
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1. They look like something you'd see...
Edited on Mon Jul-19-04 10:03 PM by htuttle
...painted on the inside of a cave wall.

Those horns look like you'd best pay attention to them!
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LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 10:11 PM
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6. Well, it sure wasn't hard
to pick them out of the herd. The rest were longhorns.

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Guy Fawkes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 10:02 PM
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2. We should give it highlights!
It can be the femmy-guy of cows... even though cows are all female...
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LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 10:13 PM
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7. The 3rd pic is a bull.
The bull we moved today was quiet and friendly; he could have been moved on foot. His owner just held a gate open, pointed, and stood there while the bull ambled on through. We weren't on foot though; the longhorns aren't that predictable.
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MuseRider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 10:03 PM
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3. Thanks!
Wow, you had a great day didn't you? Nothing more serene than pushing a herd! I have never seen this breed, they are beautiful. We cut longhorn and buffalo but never have I seen this kind of cow. They do not look docile. Thanks for the introduction.
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LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 10:15 PM
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8. What's it like to cut buffalo?
I've always wondered. These guys were in with longhorns; we were moving them out. The longhorns were not nearly as docile and predictable!
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MuseRider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 10:34 PM
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15. They are cagey
and can be mean. We use the smaller, younger ones if we can because if a cow can slam you a buffalo can do worse. The main reason we use them for training is that they do not sour like cattle do. They are always up for a good run and can turn on a dime and will challenge your horse. I like using them if they are small but I am not about to use a bigger one that could hurt my horse. I have pushed the bigger ones but they are mostly OK if you do not separate them.
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LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-20-04 07:46 AM
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18. That is something I'd like to see someday;
with young buffalo, that is. There's a place a few miles down the road that raises a handful of buffalo. I've never actually seen them move them.
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22181 Donating Member (215 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 10:03 PM
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4. That first one...
He bears a resemblance to Simon Le Bon!

Where do you live that you see such cows? Wish I could find 'em around here.
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LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 10:17 PM
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9. I live in southern california.
I have no idea where they got these guys; I'd never even heard of them before. Quite a crowd gathered to watch; apparently they are a novelty even to the local ranchers.
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Zomby Woof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 10:04 PM
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5. yak posers! wannabes!!!
NEVER abandon the yak! :o :cry:
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LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 10:19 PM
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10. Oh, I don't know.
The day that big scottish bull comes calling in his kilt, you may change your tune!

Now, where are those photoshoppers when you need them? :P
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Zomby Woof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 10:24 PM
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12. the day a cow plays bagpipes
Is the day I hang up my coffee mug! :hi:
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LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 10:29 PM
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13. Noooooooo!
No vows! You never know when it's gonna getcha. If I had to do without Zombycoffee, I'd probably drink tea.

That calls for this really lame joke:

An Englishman, an Irishman and a Scotsman were standing looking at a prize cow in a field.
The Englishman says "Look at that fine English cow."
The Irishman disagreed, saying "No, it's an Irish cow."
The Scotsman thought for a moment and then clinched the argument. "No, it's a Scottish cow - it's got bagpipes underneath!"
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Zomby Woof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 10:30 PM
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14. an oldie but goodie!
:D
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traco Donating Member (579 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 10:23 PM
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11. They are so cute!
Thank you for posting the pictures.
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Kat45 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 11:17 PM
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16. I've seen Scottish Highland cows a couple of times.
At 'exhibits' of bovines, you know, fairs and such. I love cows and loved seeing them when they'd be around here. (I also collected all kinds of bovine tchotckes (sp) and kitchen items. I think cows are cute; I like Holsteins (I tend to like black & white animals) and Jerseys have such sweet faces. Belted Galloways are cool looking. But the Scottish Highlands are such a different-looking cows. You just want to brush their hair out of their eyes--so cute. :-)
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3trievers Donating Member (177 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-20-04 07:17 AM
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17. thanks
I have seen a herd of these up my way and always wondered the name of the breed?
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TX-RAT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-20-04 08:28 AM
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19. Damn Hippy's
Put them on my place, I'll give I'm a haircut.
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LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-20-04 09:03 AM
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20. LOL
A military-type haircut, or something more fashionably artistic?
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m-jean03 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-20-04 09:28 AM
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21. They're so hairy they look like yaks!
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nothingshocksmeanymore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-20-04 09:37 AM
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22. Cows with Guns
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LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-20-04 10:40 AM
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24. ROFLMAO
The great cow guru: Cow Tse-Tung

Love it! :D
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Bonhomme Richard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-20-04 09:39 AM
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23. Had a small herd down the street........
Loved looking at them as they are beautiful. As it turned out the wife of the guy who had them got gored because she came up on mother of a calf at night. Not a smart move with any animal. She lived but the husband sold them shortly afterward. Another friend of mine has a few head and loves having them around.
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