I had tried to find the scientific name but no avoid.
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Hi, it's Bos taurus.
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Bos taurus...you're talking a load of old bull, Chris!
My Flickr photos...
Just going by what has been used on iSpot before, what would you suggest?
Sorry, Chris...a feeble attempt at humour.
Bos being Latin/Greek for a cow/bull and taurus being Latin for a bull. A load of old bull, then.
I'll get my coat...
It is bovine for cow but I don't think there is a scientific name for separate breeds of cattle or sheep either.I put highland cattle on a year or so back and did not have a scientific name either.
From some research this appears to be the classification
COMMON NAME: Highland cattle
GENUS SPECIES: Bos taurus
Thanks guys. That's the reason I joined iSpot to learn. I checked on Wikipedia and other reference books. No snswer. And by the way, "Bos taurus" is very difference in wiki. Keep searching........
That is interesting as I was never sure and could never find any info,will write it down in case I spot any more of these lovely cattle.
Hi Sheila, it seems that most UK breeds of cattle come under Bos taurus, none of them having their own scientific name as you suggested earlier.
Looking at the photos some appear as if they may have been cross-bred with something else. I wonder what the Highland Cattle Breeders Association would say?
Look like colour variations on the Highland Cattle theme to me :-)
I've certainly seen 3 colour forms in fields in various parts of England.
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