Breed Characteristics — The Kerry Cow
The cow should be long, level and deep, with good substance,
sloping shoulder and fine chine. her colour is black but a small amount
of white on or immediately in front of the udder is permissible. her head
should be long, fine and clean cut, eyes large and prominent. Her horns
should be fine with an upward tendency, mottled or white tipped with black
and her bone should be free of coarseness, her coat soft and skin pliable.
her udder should be soft, extending forward, the teats being placed
square and well apart and milk milk veins prominent and large. Her tail
should be long and well put on, a few white hairs are permissible in the
tassel, but the flag should not have a white appearance. The Kerry cow
usually weighs about 350 kgs - 450 kgs when in breeding condition.
From the Irish Kerry Cattle Society Herd Book Vol. 66