Miniature White Galloways with Red Points
Miniature White Galloway cattle with red points are the least common of the Miniature White Galloways. There could be a variety of reasons for this combination being less common than the Miniature White Galloways with black or dun points - but is certainly not appearances. Miniature White Galloway cattle with red points are a very attractive animal indeed. At Gold Creek we are currently reconsidering whether to breed a couple more of these beautiful cattle.
Beautiful little Miniature White Galloway bull calf with red points. Gleneagles Grande at six months old.
The points on Miniature White Galloway cattle are the muzzle, the eyes, ears and hooves. The red on the hooves usually goes part way up the legs. The cows often have reddish teats and reddish skin under their tails. Many of these cattle have reddish markings on their actual skin that do not appear on their white coats. It is believed that the reddish skin helps protect them from skin cancer in Australia.
Miniature White Galloway cow and bull calf both with red points. A red Miniature Galloway bull was used to sire this calf.
There is a limited number of Miniature White Galloway cattle with red points in Australia. This colour can be achieved by breeding with two Miniature White Galloways with red points - a White cow and a White bull (or just one or the other having the red points).
Miniature White Galloways with red points can also be bred by using a red Miniature Galloway cow and a Miniature White Galloway bull with points of another colour. Or some breeders use a red Galloway bull with a Miniature White Galloway cow with points of another colour.
The Galloways 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. On Miniature White Galloways with the red points, this white coat looks great and serves these miniature cattle well in most Australian climates.