Punch,  47 (1864), 174.

High Breeding in the Highlands



News-Commentary, Drollery


Animal Husbandry, Breeding, Exhibitions

    Written from the perspective of a Scottish cow, Jeannie, who begins by proudly upholding the strength of a 'braw' from the 'Hielands', and boasting of the fact that she and her ancestors have won prizes for their 'guid breeding'. Proceeds to challenge an extract from an article in the Illustrated London News which claims that cows 'think nothing' of walking forty miles on round trips to cattle shows. Jeannie wonders how the author can know what cows are thinking, although she upholds the article as proof of the genuine superiority of Scottish to the fatter Southern cows. Concludes by challenging any other 'prize coo at the Smithfield Show ta year to talk frae Lunnon to the Land's Eend wi' a calf a piece beside us'.

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