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Do all bull cows have horns?


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2011-06-18 14:18:49
2011-06-18 14:18:49

No. Also, there is no such thing as a "bull cow." It's either a bull (an intact male bovine used for breeding) or a cow (a mature female bovine that has had at least two calves), but never a "bull cow."

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Not all cows do, but they are certainly more than capable of having them. Horns in cattle is not just a male characteristic, but found in both male and female. Horns are often larger in males than females. Many of these horned cows have had their horns removed (called "dehorning") when they were calves in order to minimize injury to other cattle, the handler, and damaging equipment. This is especially true for dairy cows, not so much with beef cows. Horns are removed by caustic paste, hot-iron or horn-clippers. Not all producers (or "farmers") dehorn all their cows, though. However, dehorning can be done genetically, as many of the horned breeds have cattle that also come naturally hornless or polled. Breeding a horned cow or bull to a polled bull or cow, respectively, will often "take the horns off" the calves. Other cows from heritage or "older" breeds are naturally born with horns, and don't come in the polled variety like the other improved and modern-type breeds that were historically primarily polled. The horns from these breeds may curve up, down or grow sideways, and come in various lengths, depending on the breed. Cows can also be found to be horned (not dehorned at all) if they come from ranches that prefer to keep the horns on their cows, especially since they provide some form of defense against predators that may threaten their calves. Some producers, however, may have their cows' horns tipped if the producer is really concerned about damage to equipment or other cattle. Bulls are more likely to get their horns tipped than cows. Then there are those breeds that are naturally polled and never have cattle (cows, bulls, steers, and heifers) that are horned. Such breeds include Angus, Red Poll, Red Angus, Speckle Park, British White and American White Park.

A bull. If you're trying to describe the differences between a bull with or without horns, you use the verbs "horned" or "polled" to refer to a bull (or cow, steer or heifer) with or without horns, respectively.

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