Weird Cow Breeds - The Carinthian Blondvieh

An old indigenous breed native to Austria, the Carinthian Blondvieh breed once had less than 100 purebred specimens remaining, making it one of the world’s rarest breeds.

Photos: The winners at Royal Ulster Premier Beef & Lamb Championships

Photos: Who took home the silverware at the recent The Royal Ulster Premier Beef & Lamb Championships? - see the entire gallery here.

Weird Cow Breeds - Cachena cattle

Cachena cattle are a triple-purpose, small breed of bovine native to Portugal, one of the world's smallest breeds. Read more about the breed below.

Weird Cow Breeds - Camargue Cattle

A domestic bovine breed native to France and used in the traditional sport of camarguaise bullfighting, The Camargue cattle breed are this week’s featured breed. Read all about them below.

Weird Cow Breeds - Gascon cattle

A beef breed which originates in the French Pyrenees, the Gascon breed is primarily used for beef production and best known for their unique grey colour.

Weird Cow Breeds - Gloucester cattle

A multi-purpose breed raised for meat, milk and draught purposes, Gloucester cattle are also among the world’s rarest breeds with only 750 cows remaining. Read all about the breed below.

Weird Cow Breeds - Glan Cattle

Formerly a multi-purpose breed with bulls weighing up to 1,200kgs, there are now only approximately 2,000 specimens remaining, making Glan cattle among the rarest in the world. Read all about the breed below.

Weird Cow Breeds - The Podolica

A domestic breed of cattle hailing from Southern Italy, with origins unknown, the Podolica are a triple purpose breed raised for meat, milk and draught purposes. Read all about the breed below.