New Farm Park, Brisbane

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

COLOURFUL COWS

On our trip around Central Queensland last June, I was surprised to see how many varieties of coloured cows there were. Here's me a city slicker, thinking cows were brown or black and white. Well at Cania Gorge I got an education on cow colours.
Hey look, one has white ears and the other has black ears.


A red cow?? and a patchwork one.

Black knee caps and red shoes and his coat needs a wash.


This one forgot to rub her moisturiser in this morning.

I love this one with the love heart on her head.

"All the better to hear you with." or  "Ready for take off."

21 comments:

  1. Looks like you were up close and personal with them.... that is an interesting and entertaining topic... great photos.

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  2. We have only red on the farm Diane while our neighbours all have black. They bring a better price through the yards.
    I like your pic with the heart [butterfly wings] on the head.

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  3. LOL, you know I love this post, you do know about my cow fetish?

    And yes the neighbours did fix their washing machine.

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  4. *chuckle*

    Oh gawd ... you ARE a city slicker. But you made me smile ...

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  5. Love the moisterizer cow. LOL. Great photos.

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  6. Hahaha ! that's a nice post ! Here in Belgium all cows are black and white and they are all so boring. I am always looking for only black or only white. Now when I come out of the tunnel I will see sheeps and sheeps and sheeps and that tells me that I am in the UK, lol !

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  7. What wonderful pictures! I love all the different colors of these really handsome cows.
    Thank you for your kind words :)
    ☼ Sunny

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  8. Not only are the cows beautiful!!!!the shots are sensational.

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  9. Love all of your colorful cows, Diane---especially the 'heart' one.... Don't think our cows up here are quite as colorful... ha

    Hope you got some sunshine --and are feeling good now.... I've never heard of Gilbert's Syndrome --but it sounds like you can control it. Do you take Vit. D????

    That little Getz is pretty snazzy---and you and your kids are getting alot of great use out of it.... Fox just seems to take things in stride, doesn't he??? What a gorgeous baby...

    When do you all leave on your big trip????

    Hugs to both you and Bill,
    Betsy

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  10. :-) Oh my, they come in as many colors as cats do!!

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  11. Love those cows! I've never seen a calico cow - great name for the dairy, huh?

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  12. Love the grains sticking out of the mouth of the next to last one. Super pictures...and I'm a city girl, too, but love cows!

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  13. None of those look quite like the ones we see driving around this country.... I love the one with the heart~!

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  14. Great captions for those shots.

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  15. I'm wondering what breed they are ... perhaps a cross breed hence all the variety of colours.

    I like cows eyes but generally keep away from them, coz they are too big for my liking.

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  16. Yes joan they are a Brahman cross breed. Could be Drought Master

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  17. Joan & Diane

    They are crossbred cows - Brahman with either Herefords, Australian Shorthorns and Brangus ( a cross between Aberdeen Angus and Brahmans). Herefords are crossed with the Brahmans, I am not real sure of the spelling - Bradfords (?). All beef producing stock.
    Droughtmasters are plain brown in colour ( mostly), when crossed again with this breed. You can start licking your lips - great steaks. Thus the cows shown are what could be termed "cosmopolitan" as shown.
    Just think of the steaks/roasts that will be forthcoming from the offspring!
    Cheers
    Colin (HB)

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  18. I never realised cows could have such different expressions. The second last cow is so very cute. As is the last one.
    Cheers,
    Melbourne Daily Photo

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  19. I've seen plenty of cows but your Australian cows are really different!
    Nancy

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  20. Goodness, they are a colorful lot. I love the heart shape on that next to last one.

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