Asked in Cows and Cattle
How many types of cows are there?
May 06, 2013 4:47PM
Just one, cows are cows. Well that's not true cows are the grown female of some animal species such as cattle, elk, even elephants, among others. Generally speaking any time you call the dad a bull and the baby a calf, the mama is called a cow. You could even call your buddies wife a cow. But, that is not too bright, if you expect her to feed you or are standing too close to her.
Aside from the humorous but true answer above, there are several types of cows out there:
- Beef cows
- Dairy cows
- Fighting cows (from the breed Spanish Fighting Bull)
- Dual-purpose cows
- Draft cows
- Rodeo cows (those cows that are used in rodeo like Wild Cow Milking or are dams to some great bucking bulls)