The free roaming longhorn cattle of the USA in the 1700's and early 1800's were a resilient breed. Without owners to care for them, only the strongest survived. But because they were a source of food, tallow, and hides, their numbers were greatly reduced. By the early 1900's USA's longhorn cattle were headed for extinction. In an effort to preserve the species, some were placed on the Wichita Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. The Wichita Wildlife Refuge isn't too far from where I live now, and it's very common to pass by small farms and see the cattle grazing peacefully in the pasture.
Texture of the horn:
These pictures were take at Pawnee Bill's Ranch, Oklahoma.
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