About Blaarkop Cattle
Blaarkop (also known as Groninger Blaarkop or Gronings
Blaarkop, Groninger, Groningue, Roodblaar, Roodwitkop, Zwartblaar, and
Zwartwitkop) are dairy cattle from the Netherlands. They are mainly found in
the Groningen province of Netherlands. They are an old breed which has been
mentioned as early as the 14th century. Their ancestry may be traced to the
Blaarkop cattle are medium-sized typically with black color
with a white head and belly. Although about 5 percent of the total population
are red in color rather than black. The breed is sturdily built with matching
muscles, a horned head and have very strong legs. There are black ring
(blister) around their eyes, and the tail has a white tip. Both bulls and cows
usually have small horns.
Their average height vary from 135 to 140 cm, and about 145
to 150 cm for the bulls. The mature bulls on average weight around 800 kg. And the
average live body weight of the mature cows is around 600 kg.