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With its long, shaggy white coat, the Scotch Highland cattle breed is quite hard to misidentify. The thick, long hair allows the breed to winter outdoors comfortably, although, as one might expect, it makes them rather unsuited to warmer climates.

The appearance of the Scotch Highland is probably its most distinctive attribute: while it is a consistently solid beef breed, it is not distinguished by any remarkable characteristics. In essence, it is equivalent to other Scottish cattle, but with a thicker coat (which makes them look rather like enormous terriers).

This node is part of Tem42's list of cattle breeds, entitled, simply, cattle.

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