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Cowboys

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Civil War was over
1865
no jobs for
cowboys
immigrants came from
Europe
south was
destroyed
average age of a cowboy was
24
1 out of 3 was
Mexican or African American
usually broke and
homeless
fad was to
have your picture taken
gestation period for a cow is
9 months
a newborn calf weighs
45 to 90 lbs.
steer are processed before reaching
1600 lbs.
white face, red body, weights placed on horns or just removed
Herford
babies are small, blue nose and tongue, black or red, good during winter, grow hair before winter
Black Angus
bulky, reddish, crossbreed
Shorthorn
do well in south Texas, not insect infested, lond ears, white, crossbreed
Braham
well muscle, picky, white
Charolais
mix of Braham and Shorthorn, brown/red color, blonde ears, nose, and end of tail
Santa Gertrudis
no bull fighting, scared easily (both ways), orange, graiz well, eat any kind of grass, kept weight
Longhorn
sugar-loaf sombrero allows
heat to escape
plainsman keeps
heat in
montana peak was
good
texas bucket was the most
popular
bandana was worn around
neck
bandanas soak up
sweat
shirts were made of
cotton