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2 yr. old Devon Bull                                        5 yr. old Devon Bull                                         14 yr. old Devon Bull

           DEVON CATTLE

           BREED STANDARDS

                                             RDUSA    DEVON BULL

          *Any animal not meeting the Breed standards is ineligible for registration

into the RDUSA handbook. If there is any question in your mind please send photographs to the RDUSA registration and DNA committee.

1. HEAD masculine, forehead broad, wide from eye to nostril, strong at bridge of nose,

nostrils high and open, muzzle broad and clean, flesh-colored, free from blue or

black; eyes full and placid; ears medium size and thickness fringed with hair; if

horned then matching, placed at right angles from the head and curving downward,

waxy at the base, tipped with a darker shade but not black; cheek full and broad at

the root of the tongue.

2. NECK of a medium length and muscular, with a good crest, throat clean.

3. SHOULDERS broad and flat on top and well-covered, not prominent at the points.

4. BODY.  The CHEST should be broad and deep with well sprung ribs.  When viewed from the side, the animal should have a forequarter free from heavy brisket, a smooth shoulder and a muscular hindquarter.  When viewed from the front and behind, he should have a wide carcass, without roughness in the shoulder and show a strong back carrying through from a well developed crest to a lengthy and well finished tailhead.  The HINDQUARTER should be muscular and wide, with the pin bones set wide apart, and carrying well down to the hock with a point through the stifle as the widest point.

5. BACK straight, long and level; loin broad and full, hips of medium width, not

prominent and well-covered with flesh and on a level with the back.

6. RUMP long and full.

7. TAIL neatly set, thick at the root, reaching to the hocks, with a thick brush of hair, and

hanging at right angles with the back. The tail must have a white switch at a year of age.

8. ROUNDS and THIGHS deep, broad and full, extending well down to the hocks.

9. THE UNDER LINE parallel with the top.

10. FORE LEGS straight and muscular, arms full, legs straight and set well apart, good

bone. FEET not overgrown and meeting the ground squarely.

11. HIND LEGS and HOCKS. Legs straight and squarely placed when viewed from

behind, not to cross or sweep when walking, good bone; hocks to be well let down.

FEET not overgrown and meeting the ground squarely.

12. SKIN moderately thick and pliable, covered with an abundant coat of mossy hair of a

rich red colour; a little white in front of the purse is admissible, but not on any other

part of the limbs or body and clearly behind the naval.

13. TESTICLES should be firm and even, with well-defined epididymis’s and should hang freely from the body.  A twisted or tied scrotum is unacceptable.

15. GENERAL APPEARANCE. Showing typical Devon character, good growth, deep,

long and well-balanced, even-fleshed, masculine and smart on parade.


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2yr. old Devon heifer                                          6 yr. old Devon cow                                    14 yr. old Devon cow

DEVON CATTLE

BREED STANDARDS

RDUSA  COW

*Any animal not meeting the Breed standards is ineligible for registration

into the RDUSA handbook. If there is any question in your mind please send photographs to the RDUSA registration and DNA committee.

1. HEAD feminine and moderately long, with broad indented forehead; the nose of flesh

color, clean and free from blue or black, the nostrils high and open, the jaws clean, the

eyes bright, lively and prominent; ears thin and fringed with hair, if horned then matching,

spread and gracefully turned, of a waxy color, tipped with a slightly darker shade, but not

black.

2. NECK of a medium length; throat clean.

3. SHOULDERS moderately broad and flat on top and well-covered, not prominent at the

points.

4. BODY.  The CHEST should be broad and deep with well sprung ribs.  When viewed from the side, the animal should have a forequarter free from heavy brisket, a smooth shoulder and a muscular hindquarter.  When viewed from the front, she should have a wide carcass, without roughness in the shoulder and show a strong back carrying through to a lengthy and well finished tailhead.  The HINDQUARTER should be muscular and wide, carrying well down to the hock with a point through the stifle as the widest point.  The pin bones should be set well apart and the pelvic inlet and outlet should be large.

5. RIBS well sprung, nicely arched and flesh firm to the touch.

6. BACK straight, long and level; loin broad and full, hips of medium width and on a level with

the back.

7. RUMPS long, moderately full and level.

8. TAIL neatly set, thick at the root, reaching to the hocks, with a thick brush of hair, and

hanging at right angles with the back. The tail must have a white switch at a year of age.

9. ROUNDS and THIGHS deep, broad and full, extending well down to the hocks.

10. THE UNDER LINE parallel with the top.

11. FORE LEGS straight and muscular, arms full, legs straight and set well apart, medium

bone. FEET not overgrown and meeting the ground squarely.

12. HIND LEGS and HOCKS. Legs straight and squarely placed when viewed from behind,

not to cross or sweep when walking, medium bone; hocks to be well let down. FEET not

overgrown and meeting the ground squarely.

13. UDDER fleshy, coming well forward in line with the belly, and well-up behind; teats not too

large, and square placed.

14. SKIN moderately thick and pliable, covered with an abundant coat of mossy hair of a rich

red color; white about the udder is admissible, but not on any other part of the limbs or

body.

15. GENERAL APPEARANCE. Showing typical Devon character, good growth, deep, well balanced,

even-fleshed, feminine, and smart on parade.