At the Silver Basket we have three Silver Bulls for you - our largest stands at a chunky 30 cm in height. He has a wonderful sheen and is polished to perfection. This bull has a rectangular sterling silver base and makes a stunning agricultural trophy for a country show, awarding Best in Show or Best Breed.
Our two other bulls are a little more sedate. The largest and toughest in appearance 30.5cm in height and our middle sized chap looks quite quiet and peaceful, he is 10cm in height.
I have been doing my research and come across a list of ten native British bulls – I didn’t know there were so many.
The Longhorn originates from Craven in the North of England and is easily recognized by its long, curved, rather menacing looking horns. There is, infact a Longhorn cattle society https://www.longhorncattlesociety.com/about-us/breed-standard/ which tells you everything you need to know about this breed down to how much pink there should be on the horns and the exact silkiness of the coat. Fascinating reading.
I am wondering if my middle sized bull is a White Park – suggestions welcome! They are described as a long bodied, medium large bovine. The horns can vary in shape but generally grow forwards. The White Parks are attractive beasts being porcelain white all over with black points around the nose, eyes, ears and horn tips.
I am guessing that my largest bull is a Hereford Bull but apparently it is difficult sometimes to tell a Hereford from an Angus say or a Brahman. Herefords are always a combination of red and white, usually being white from the face to the belly. The shade of red doesn’t matter and varies from beast to beast. Herefords are typically a little smaller than other breeds.
Unfortunately the only breeds that I really recognize are Friesians, Jerseys, shorthorns and of course the Highland breed. Who does not recognize this breed?!
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Amongst the range of sterling silver animals at Silver Basket there are some very fine silver elephant ornaments to choose from. They range in size from miniature, standing a mere 5cm in height to rather large, achieving 34.5cm in height. There is a silver elephant for every one, no matter how big or small the house, or how big or small the funds!