Red and White Cow with other cows in a barn.

The Red and White Holstein is the most recently recognized, coming into the breed family in 1964.


The Red and White cow is marked by red and white spots. They are large in frame, weighing about 1,400 pounds in maturity. This type of cow is unique as it is the only dairy cow recognized by the Purebred Cattle Association as pure bred even though it can have genetics from several other breeds of dairy cows.


She originated in the U.S. and Canada when farmers started selecting for the recessive red hair color trait of Holsteins.

Fun Fact

This breed is the most recently recognized, it is the seventh and final breed, coming into the family in 1964.

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