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What is the difference between a black and white cow and brown and white cow?

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November 15, 2010 5:08PM

They are different breeds of cows or the same breed with different colors. For instance, Holsteins can have a genetic mutation that enables the breed to produce brown-and-white Holsteins instead of the usual black-and-white ones. And, where Holsteins are black-and-white, other dairy breeds like Ayrshire and Guernsey are primarily brown-and-white.