What does an Oreo and a cow have in common? Apart from the fact that milk goes well with cookies, nothing really… unless you’re talking about the Belted Galloway. This animal is sometimes called the Oreo Cow due to their coloration, which is black with a white belt-like stripe down the center!
Interestingly enough, it is uncertain where this special coloration came from, but like most traits, it is likely something that was bred-into the Galloway over time. The current theory is that they were bred with the Dutch Belted Cow, leading to the tell-tale white belt we see today!
Besides their belts, Belted Galloways are also well-known for having the ability 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.