All my creatures are handcrafted in my Asheville, NC studio using porcelain, castable stone and imported woven fur from Steiff-Schulte in Germany.
The Heilan Coo is such a glorious symbol of Scotland. They look so rugged (and they are), but farmers have told me wonderful tales of how docile they can be, as well. My favorite story is of a Highland that would wait at the farmer's front door in the morning for breakfast, just like a dog, with his head almost touching the door. t
Highand cattle are a Scottish breed of cattle with long horns and long wavy coats which are coloured black, brindled, red, yellow or dun. Highlands are known as a hardy breed due to the rugged nature of their native Scottish Highlands, with high rainfall and very strong winds. Highland cattle have been successfully established in many temperate countries and indeed in countries where winters are substantially colder than Scotland's such as in central Europe and Canada. Their hair gives protection during the cold winters and their skill in looking for food allows them to survive in steep mountain areas. They both graze and browse and eat plants which many other cattle avoid. --info via Wikipedia