Miniature White Galloway Cattle - Dun Points
Miniature White Galloway cattle with dun points are popular with a number of the Miniature White Galloway breeders. They are not as common as the White Miniature galloways with black points and there could be a variety of reason for this combination being less common.
The points on Miniature White Galloway cattle are the muzzle, the eyes, ears and hooves. The dun on the hooves usually goes part way up the legs. The cows often have brownish teats and brownish skin under their tails. Many of these cattle have brownish markings on their actual skin that do not appear on their white coats. It is believed that the brownish skin helps protect them from skin cancer in Australia.
There are relatively few Miniature White Galloways with dun points in Australia. This colour combination can be achieved by breeding with two Miniature White Galloways with dun points - a White cow and a White bull. They can also be bred by using a dun Miniature Galloway cow and a Miniature White Galloway bull. Or some breeders use a dun Galloway bull with a Miniature White Galloway cow with points of a colour other than dun.
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 with the dun point looks great and serves the Galloway well in most Australian climates.
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