Holy cow!

I mean, REALLY!

Details, in the Telegraph:

Moses, who has been hailed as a “holy cow”, was born last week at a dairy farm in Sterling, Connecticut, a small rustic town on the Rhode Island border.

But Mr Grummer said the cross shape is unique.

Ric Grummer, the chairman of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Dairy Science, told the Norwich Bulletin newspaper it is not unusual for a Holstein cow to have a white marking on its head.

His owner, Brad Davis, told WFSB-TV he thought the marking may be a message from above, though he is still trying to worl out what that message might be.

The mostly brown calf is half Jersey, half Holstein. Local children gave him his Biblical name.


  1. Happy first birthday, Moses!

  2. A male bovine is not a cow. A male bovine is a bull, unless he has been neutered, in which case he is a steer.

    A whole bunch of bovines together are not “cows” — they are cattle or kine.

    City people!

    And I started to say that calf is definitely not Holstein until I read that it is half Holstein, half Jersey. He definitely looks like his Jersey side. His Holstein side is nowhere in evidence except for that little patch of white. And of course it is not unusual for a Holstein to have a white marking on its head because Holsteins are — wait for it — white and black.

    The rant is now ended.

  3. Regina Faighes says:

    Welcome to the world, Moses! He’s a cutie–and blessed! :-)

  4. pagansister says:

    He is cute—and when he goes to Mass the priest will have a pattern to follow when he blesses him!


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