When visiting a local
zoo I came across a cow on their grounds that possessed the most
beautiful face. I didnt have any knowledge about her breed,
but knew she was special because her markings were so unusual.
Eventually a docent came by and enlightened me.
Randall cattle are a
rare breed of purebred cattle developed on the farm of Samuel
Randall, and later his son, Everett Randall in Sunderland, Vermont,.
These cattle are quite variable in size and conformation and
have a constitution that is suited to the New England climate.
Cows and steers have a Color-sided lineback pattern,
black markings on a white base, varying from almost white to
very dark. Other subtle shades such as blue, mahogany, and gray
have been observed, and there are now a number of recessive reds.
While breed numbers are greatly improved, the Randall Lineback
remains critically endangered, according to the American Livestock
Awards to Bovine Beauty:
SPONSOR AWARD First Bank of Colorado
- 12th Mountainside Art Guild Small Works Exhibition, Denver,