Cows and Cattle
Is the cow's coat hair or fur?
Asked in Cows and Cattle
What do cows fur feel like?
Cows actually have hair, not fur. The hair itself is not exactly soft and silky, but it's not exactly rough either, though it is rougher than what you'd feel with the fur of a cat or a German Shepherd or Husky/Malamute. One thing is for sure: a calf's hair coat is much softer and silkier to the touch than an adult cow's.
Asked in Care of Horses, Horses
Do horses have hair or fur covering their bodies?
Asked in Fine Art
How has Joy Hester shown the texture of her hair and fur coat in woman in fur coat self portrait?
Asked in Definitions
What is the definition of fur?
Fur is the soft thick hairy coat of certain mammals. Not all mammals have fur: elephants, dolphins and people do not. The harder coarser coats of such animals as cows, deer and horses are not usually thought of as fur. Fur usually involves two layers of hair, a coarser overlayer and a soft fluffy underlayer which insulates the animal.