What does an Oreo cookie and a cow have in common? Other than the face that milk and cookies go well together, nothing! Well, unless you’re talking about the Belted Galloway. This cow is sometimes called the Oreo Cow due to their characteristic coloration, which is black with a white belt-like stripe down the center!
While we aren’t completely sure where this coloration came from, like most traits, it was probably bred into the Galloway over time. The current theory is that they were bred with the Dutch Belted Cow, leading to that tell-tale white belt we see today!
Other than their belts, Belted Galloways are also well-known for being able to eat even the roughest grasses and grains, including the types of grass other cattle won’t touch. This makes them popular since they are so adaptable and easy to please.