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Beautiful cows... Irish breed?

As I pass through Bülach, going towards Kloten on the highway, I have seen those gorgeous cow so many times!! They look like big fluffy dogs you just want to cuddle with
They are just soooo pretty, I stopped for a few portraits :-) the other day.
Does anyone know what breed they are, I somehow always thought they are Irish... go figure
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Re: Beautiful cows... Irish breed?

Highland cattle?

If they can survive the bleak landscape of the Scottish highlands, I guess Bülach is a doddle...
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Re: Beautiful cows... Irish breed?

Yes. They are beautiful. Though not Irish. They are Scottish.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Highland_cattle
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Re: Beautiful cows... Irish breed?

"Close" - kinda. They are Highland Cows, from Scotland.



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Love them myself, a bit of a "dream" for me would be to have some property with enough acreage to have a few of these beauties along with a couple of dogs and some shaggy Icelandic horses.
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Re: Beautiful cows... Irish breed?

In 2010 I saw some just outside Saas Fee: Can someone ID this cow/bull?.
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Re: Beautiful cows... Irish breed?

I think they are all over Switzerland at this point. We have some near us and we are not in a particularly harsh mountain environment.

They are really cute and like the OP says they look like cute puppies that you want to cuddle. Smell ones, but still....
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I think they are all over Switzerland at this point. We have some near us and we are not in a particularly harsh mountain environment.

They are really cute and like the OP says they look like cute puppies that you want to cuddle. Smell ones, but still....
Well, they're cute until they decide to chase you. They can get a wee bit territorial ...
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