need names for white belted cows : LUSENET : Countryside : One Thread

Hi! A little fun question here. We are about to buy some buelingo cows. (one cow w/heifer calf at side, and 2 yearling heifers). They are all black with a wide white belt around their middle. They will be the start of our herd, which will only be about 8 cows, since our pasture is limited. I am looking for some funky names suitable for my mew black and white belted pets. Any suggestions? Thanks all.

-- kim (, July 24, 2000


Oreo or Moon-pie?

-- Debbie T in N.C. (, July 24, 2000.

"Eclipse","Half n half","50/50","Harmony","Cookie" (as in a black and white New York deli favorite),"Double Dip","Panda Cow",and "Sylvester".....I never have been able to talk any human into naming their baby "Lesley" four of my Amish friends each named a cow after me....when the tourists see the names on the barn stalls, I'm right up there with Daisy,Bossy,Sally,Esther,etc....perhaps this is a trend..might you consider Lesley????LOL..this could spread across the farming community and give me my 15 minutes of fame someday when some curious person in the future researches this oddity...God Bless.

-- Lesley (, July 24, 2000.

Elvis - though he usually wore white with a black belt.

Ebony and Ivory


Zebra (pronounce with a short "e" like the British)

-- Vaughn (, July 24, 2000.

Now this is a topic to keep me from falling asleep at work ... how 'bout devil dog ? or x-ray .... hmmm you could call Mamma-o daddy- o and baby-o ...... kitschy, bitschy, and Boo, here is my last suggestion (and you have any sense you won't use ANY of these - I'm just playing you know!) marzio, maggio, aprile ...... tulip, calendula, rosa??

-- kelly (, July 25, 2000.

Kim, what are buelingo cows? I've never heard of them!

-- Kathleen Sanderson (, July 25, 2000.


I'm also curious about this breed. I don't think I've heard of them. We have belted galloways. I've also seen dutch belted. Do you have a link to a site with a picture?

-- Mona (, July 25, 2000.

Thanks for the names, folks. Panda-cow and Moonpie are on the "definite" list. Oreo is a possability, and my son casts a strong vote for Lesley! Buelingo cattle were developed by Russel Bueling of Sheldon, ND about 15 years ago. Pretty sure they are a dual purpose breed. I'm sure they have some belted galloway and angus in them. Something else too, but I'm not sure what. A neighbor of ours, (20 miles away is a 'neighbor' if North Dakota), has had some buelingos that came from Russel Bueling about 10 years ago. Every time we would drive by his place and see those beautiful, sleek belted cows, I fell more and more in love with them. In the spring, the little belted babies jumping around really pulled at my heartstrings! So this year, when I found out that the neighbor was selling out, I figured it was time to sweet talk my poor husband into a couple of cows. We pick them up in just a couple of days. I am so excited!! Thanks, everyone for the help with the names.

-- Kim (, July 25, 2000.

Why not "Matthew, Mark, Luke and John?" We'd named our rabbits that one year..just a thought...

-- Wendy Jo (, July 31, 2000.

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