An archaic strain of Galloway with a bright future
The ‘Riggit’ Galloway cattle are a well documented archaic strain of Galloway, easily identifiable by the white stripe, running down their spine. (The term ‘riggit’ is a Scottish vernacular reference to this stripe, and seems to be Scandanavian in origin ) The main body colour can be black, blue/black, red, brown or dun. The white colouration may include a widening of the stripe to cover much of the back, particularly on the hind quarters, white under the keel of the animal, and white flashes amongst the solid colour. Other breed points would largely correspond with more common Galloway types, including their being naturally polled, of medium frame, with beef confirmation, a thick ‘dual’ coat, and ability to thrive on poor pasture.