Farm Life 101: Things I’ve learned since marrying the ranchers son.

Did you know all cows, female and male, can have horns?  It is a common misconception made by many that only bulls (males) have horns.  I’ve even heard a news anchor on a national show make this mistake after a news story about cattle.  “No, Bob (named changed to save their embarrassment), I believe those were bulls in the background.  They had horns.”  I nearly fell off the couch laughing.  So, the next time you drive by a pasture and see a cow with horns grazing, don’t assume it’s a boy.  It might be a Bessie.

 

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About janelleevans

I'm a sleep deprived mother of three. I create young adult novels from the voices in my head.
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2 Responses to Farm Life 101: Things I’ve learned since marrying the ranchers son.

  1. Laird says:

    Yes heifers and bulls can both have horns, but can both have udders? I just saw an animated movie and the bulls had udders! I had to laugh. You know Disney sent their animators to the Caribbean to understand the underwater world of Nemo, you’d think these guys would spare a few hours at the local farm to understand the anatomical differences between male and female cattle! Love your posts by the way!

    • janelleevans says:

      I believe your talking about the barnyard movie, and I have to agree, although I don’t want to see the other dangling down there in a kid movie either. I would have just left the area blank and save us all the embarassment.

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