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Cattle and horns

  1. Aug 18, 2007 #1

    DaveC426913

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    Do female cattle have horns?
    I've been looking for an answer, but have not found.
    Source would be great.
     
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  3. Aug 18, 2007 #2

    Danger

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    I can't speak toward sources, but having been born on a farm I can tell you that cows more assuredly do have horns.
     
  4. Aug 18, 2007 #3

    DaveC426913

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    Just to clarify, you're saying female cattle - cows - do indeed have horns as well as male cattle - bulls.
     
  5. Aug 18, 2007 #4

    Danger

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    Right. And also steers (oxen), which are ex-males.
     
  6. Aug 18, 2007 #5

    Moonbear

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    Yes, as Danger already pointed out, cows (the females) do have horns. Most cattle (males and females) are not seen with horns because they are de-horned as calves so they don't hurt the farmers/ranchers or each other.
     
  7. Aug 18, 2007 #6

    Janus

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    Actually, many breeds of cattle never grow horns, such as the Angus and Polled Hereford. "Polled" is the general term for these cattle. Thus the "Polled Hereford" is a different breed than a "Hereford"(which has horns).
     
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