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Domestic cows can be black, grey, white, cream, red-brown, brown or a mixture of these colours, depending on the breed. A cow’s stomach is made up of four compartments – the rumen, reticulum, omasum and abomasum.
There are many domestic breeds, each from a different area of the world. British breeds include Jersey cows and Guernsey cows from the Channel Islands, Highland cattle from Scotland and Hereford’s from Herefordshire (England).
Cows are group animals that live in herds. Cows have one or two calves after nine month gestation (pregnancy).
Conservation Status: Common
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