Welcome to Crazy for COWS (sm)! We celebrate bovines
of all shapes and sizes. Mooooooo! Cattle lovers... come join the herd!
Do you have a great cow photo to share? If so
contact Chief Cow. Thanks!
Cow Names: What's your favorite?
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Vote or add yourself to the list...
Ahhh, cows... What's not to like about cows?
Take the Moo Challenge -- all our cow
games and quizzes are on one page, including CowPie!
Dissertation writing guide
College homework tips
From the Cow mailbox:
Collector's Weekly filters eBay auctions, and
recently added a cow collectors topic (cow pottery, milk signs, cookie
jars, etc.). Here's the link:
Collector's Weekly Cows
Cow T-shirts and sweatshirts:
More Cow T-shirts and sweatshirts...
Waiting for Mummy
Reaseheath Farm bovines, from Clive:
Bovines at Reaseheath
Clive sent these pictures of calves at the University, and a of bovine that is certainly not a calf:
Different pose of cuteness
24 hours old
Bull from Hulse Farm, Lach Dennis, Cheshire
Clive shared this photo of a little bull calf, less than a week old:
Clive and Madoncows would like to introduce Sir George:
Sir George wants a closer look
Or a sniff
George and Friends
Clive shared two photos of a two-day old heifer:
Audrey, who had shared photos of her old cow car, had to get a new one. She
writes, "I had let the COW CAR go to pasture, but it took me several months taking off everything on my old town car to put on the new town car 2001. But we did it with help from many friends and the Military -- we got her back on the road. Bette had a complete make over and the cow car is flasher than ever. She moo's and has many other sounds too. I had the other car for almost ten years and we are hoping for the same with this one...I made her a tribute to Bette."
Donna also sent some photos of the new cow car...
See all our
(All guest cows that have appeared on the homepage
are on one of the guest cows pages, always available for you to enjoy.)
British White cow (Snowdrop) and calf (Marigold)
Quick Cow facts:
Do cows have horns? Yes, female bovines almost always have horns. While
some cows are naturally polled (which means horn-free), the majority have their
horns removed when they are calves to make them safer to handle. So, YES,
cows can indeed have horns!
Oreo cookie cows? Yes, there are "belted" bovines out there!
More cow facts!
- Cheese has been made since ancient times. Milk from cows, and possibly other animals, was made into cheese by approximately 1000 BC.
- The Tarentaise originated in France, a descendant of native cattle found around the Isere River in eastern France.
- The Dexter started to become known in the 1700s when small farmers found the Dexter very practical for use on small plots of land. Later, the novelty of the cute, small bovines, made them popular on English estates.
- Modern domestic cattle are believed to belong to either the species Bos taurus (Holstein, Jersey, Guernsey, Brown Swiss, for example), or the species Bos indicus which are humped cattle like the Red Sindhi. Some cattle are a cross between these two species.
- The mean gestation period for Holsteins is 279 days. The mean gestation period for Brown Swiss is 290 days.
- Occasionally, a red-spotted Holstein will be born. Red is the recessive color.
- A cow's heart beats between 60 and 70 beats per minute.
- The Hereford is the oldest of all beef breeds. They were first formed in Herefordshire, England, in 1742 by Benjamin Tomkins.
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Last updated: October 18, 2015
This site has been online since December, 1999