Highland Cattle are a Scottish breed of rustic cattle. They originated in the Scottish Highlands and the Outer Hebrides islands of Scotland and have long horns and a long shaggy coat. It is a hardy breed, bred to withstand the intemperate conditions in the region. As well as being rustic and hardy, they are gentle and social creatures that enjoy being combed and fed by hand. The bulls can weigh up to a whopping 800kg, and the cows up to 500kg, and their milk generally has a very high butterfat content. Their distinctive long hair keeps them warm in winter, offers protection from the brush and undergrowth, protects their eyes from flies, and contributes to their stunning appearance which makes them so popular.