Miniature White Galloway cattle with black points are the most common of the Miniature White Galloways. There could be a variety of reasons for this combination being more common - it is certainly a very striking look.
The points on Miniature White Galloway cattle are the muzzle, the eyes, ears and hooves. The black on the hooves usually goes part way up the legs. The cows often have black teats and black skin under their tails. Many of these cattle have black markings on their actual skin that do not appear on their white coats. It is believed that the black skin helps protect them from skin cancer in Australia.
They have a double coat of hair, consisting of a long, shaggy overcoat and a soft, thick undercoat. Providing excellent insulation in cold, bleak weather and reducing the amount of feed intake required to maintain body weight this white coat looks great and serves the Galloway well in most Australian climates.
Breeding Miniature White galloways with Black Points
There are more Miniature White Galloway cattle with black points than any other colour combination within the Miniature White Galloway herd. This colour can be achieved by breeding with two Miniature White Galloways with black points - a White cow and a White bull.. They can also be bred by using a black Miniature Galloway cow and a Miniature White Galloway bull. Or some breeders use a black Galloway bull with a Miniature White Galloway cow.
Perfectly marked Miniature White Galloway heifer with black points (ears, eyes, muzzle and hooves).