Breed: Danish Red:
- The Danish Red is, as could be expected, red. The bull is a darker color than the cow.
- Occasionally white patches occur on the belly.
- The coat hairs are soft and short and give the Danish Red a shiny appearance.
- The muzzle and the hoofs are dark.
- The Danish Red has a long, flat topline, and an angular body shape.
- The horns are short and thick, and the face is straight.
- The average bull's weight is 2300 pounds; the average cow's is about 1500 pounds.
- The cow produces rich, high quality milk.
- The Danish Red is raised mostly in Europe.
- The breed was developed in the 1800s from the North Slesvig Red, which was a cross between an
old German breed (the Angln), localisland cattle, and the Bally.
- The Danish Red was officially recognized in 1878, and the herdbook was formed in 1885.
A Field Guide to Cows, by John Pukite, Falcon Press, Helena, Montana, 1996,
Photo from The Danish Red Dairy Breed page.