18 April 2015

Northern Finncattle







Northern Finncattle (pohjoissuomenkarja or lapinlehmä)
at Fallkulla Farm 5.4.2015.

It's a dual purpose breed used both in dairy and
beef production. The main colour is white.
There are only about 350 animals left.

I'm linking to
Camera Critters
Saturday's Critters

http://camera-critters.blogspot.fi/2015/04/camera-critters-367.html


74 comments:

  1. Oh my these are a rare breed. They must be expensive to purchase? Do they have red eyes or is it just the colour around the eyes. Very exotic looking. Have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. Thank you, Joy! They don't have red eyes, they're just reddish brown around the eyes. Enjoy your weekend.

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  2. A dual purpose breed would have made a lot of sense in days of small scale farming. Good to see people preserving the rare breeds.

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  3. Great shots of the cattle.

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  4. Oh, tämäpä oli mielenkiintoista! En tiennyt tästä rodusta mitään.
    Hienot kuvat!

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    1. Kiitos, Sara! En minäkään. Pitu ruveta opiskelemaan vierailun jälkeen. :-)

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  5. Dearest Gunilla; Wonderful photographs of Finncattle. I LOVE the white body and the sweet red eyes♡♡♡

    Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in Finland, xoxo Miyako*

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    1. Thank you, dear Miyako! They're brownish red around the eyes, but the eyes aren't red. Big hugs to you!

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  6. They are pretty white cattle, the closeup is adorable.. I hope they are able to keep the breed going.. Great shots, Gunilla ! Thank you for linking up, have a happy weekend!

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    1. Thank you, Eileen! I hope so too. Have a great weekend.

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  7. Good morning Gunilla,
    Beautiful pictures of this beautiful cattle.
    Photo 2 and 5 I love.
    Have a good weekend.
    Best regards, Irma

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    1. Thank you, Irma! Enjoy your weekend.

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  8. I do hope there is a breeding program in place to keep the breed going Gunilla. Great pics.

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    1. Thank you, Linley! They're working hard on saving it.

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  9. i hope the breed can be saved!

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    1. Thank you, Theresa! They're working hard on saving it.

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  10. Beautiful shots of a rare breed.

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  11. I love seeing and taking photos of cattle, they are fun to watch and very expressive. These guys/gals look great. Love the eyes! Great shots! Hope you enjoy your weekend.

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    1. Thank you, Sheila! I love cattle. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  12. The calf looks so mild and sweet. I haven't been around cattle enough to know what their personalities are, these look gentle. The white color is probably well suited to a northern climate? They must get lost in the snow.

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    1. Thank you, Hannah! These are small and gentle. They thought the white colour would get the insects to leave them alone. They have probably not been outdoors in the winter. It's too cold.

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  13. The breed is beautiful and that calf is adorable! It's very important to keep those breeds going. Great pics!

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  14. Darling calf! Such great photos of the two, mom & babe.

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  15. How cute your photos are........
    Lovely.....

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  16. What beautiful animals. I hope measures are being taken to conserve the breed.

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    1. Thank you, Pat! They're working on it.

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  17. Adorable cattle and wonderful shots!

    Happy Weekend,
    artmusedog and carol

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    1. Thank you, Carol! Enjoy your weekend.

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  18. Very pretty looking cattle and enjoyable photos Gunilla.

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  19. Det er leit med disse gamle husdyrrasene som vi ikke klarer å holde i hevd. Fine bilder!

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    1. Tack ska du ha! Jag hoppas att de kan rädda de gamla raserna. Det skulle vara synd om de skulle försvinna.

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  20. WOW, only about 350 animals left. Tom The Backroads Traveller

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    1. Thank you, Tom! I hope they can save the old breeds.

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  21. The calf has the sweetest face. Have a lovely week.

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    1. Thank you, Mildred! Enjoy your week.

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  22. Awwwwwwwww, so cute, so sweet!!

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  23. What a beautiful animal, it is perfection.

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  24. Hi Gunilla,
    I am heartened to learn that the Finncattle will be protected, being rare and all.
    Thanks for visiting my blog.
    Have a Beautiful Day!
    Peace :)

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    1. Thank you, Chandra! Have a great day.

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  25. What great photos and beautiful animals !!
    Greetings

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  26. Beautiful animals..I hate it when any animal becomes extinct..Thanks for sharing..

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  27. One mostly thinks of exotic animals on a watch and not domestic ones. Let's home they will survive.

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  28. Beautiful animals, sweet faces!!

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  29. Wow - not many dual breeds anymore and my hat is off to those trying to save them by breeding pure!

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    1. Thank you! Not an easy job, but they're working hard on it.

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  30. I'm so glad that this calf at her meoder should be:-)))))
    It always makes me sad when I see in the Netherlands how many calves are taken away right after birth by the mother to be fattened in a small cubicle.

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    1. Thank you, Helma! It makes me sad when animals are held in bad conditions.

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  31. Cracking shots - although I suspect that they would show the mud!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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    1. Thank you, Stewart! It's a small breed well suited to harsh conditions and grazing in the forest. The white colour was thought to keep the bugs away.

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