Ayrshire are dairy cattle that originated from Ayr county,
Scotland. They were developed from local cattle crossed with Shortgang, Tiswaters,
Alderney, Jersey, Dutch, Guernsey, and most significantly Dutch cattle.
They are successful in climates that cool, since they do not
tolerate high temperatures. Their head slightly elongated in the front. Their
neck is medium length, thin, with fine folds of skin, smoothly passes into the
shoulder. Their chest is deep and moderately broad with a small bosom. They are
relatively short (height at the withers is 124 - 125 cm).