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White Galloway Cattle

Young White Galloway bull (Photo by Bridget Lowry)
Young White Galloway bull   (Photo by Bridget Lowry)

      In New Zealand the distinctive White Galloway was first registered with the New Zealand Galloway Society in 1994. Like the Standard and Belted breeds, it has its own separate Herd Book. (See » Standard Galloway and » Belted Galloway.)

      The breed is currently being upgraded in New Zealand from Standard (Black) Galloway cattle (see » Grading Up Programmes).

      The colour pattern of the White Galloway – a silvery white coat with black, red or dun points (ears, eyes, nose, and lower legs) – is an ancient one and was originally distinctive of the Wild White cattle of Britain. These are typified by the surviving British White, Chillingham and White Park herds. The herd of White Park cattle at Cadzow Park, Hamilton (adjacent to Galloway) is believed to be the source of the special colouring of the White Galloway.

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   See also:
» Standard Galloway Cattle  
» Belted Galloway Cattle
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