THE STANDARD COLORS of the Short horn are red, white and roan, with red most in favor, and all shades of roan to ship thoroughbred Shorthorns from the corn belt into the arid Southwest, without loss of condition in the animal.
HerefordIt is commonly considered that the Herefords are descended from some of the native cattle of Great Britain, and that they were mixed, in their earlier history, with the Devon and the Sussex cow. Apparently all of these animals were at first nearly a solid red. A cross with white cattle gave a ten dency to white markings, which has persisted in the Herefords. In the early history of the breed, the face was not pure white as at present. This charac teristic, however, has been definitely fixed by long continued breeding.