The Scottish Highland cattle breed has lived for centuries in the rugged and remote Scottish Highlands. The extremely harsh conditions created a process of natural selection, where only the fittest and most adaptable animals survived to carry on the Scottish Highland breed we know today.
Most recognized for their long, shaggy hair, Scottish Highlanders have a double coat – the outer layer is long and oily, with the inner layer being a softy, downy undercoat. They can be red, black, brown, yellow, white, and grey in color.
They are also known for being extremely protective of their young.
Country of Origin: Scotland
Weight: 1100 - 1760 lbs
Size: Up to 4 feet in height
Lifespan: Up to 20 years old
Diet: Foraging cattle, they will eat plants that other cattle would normally avoid. They are grazers an will feed on grasses and shrub-like plants.