Gregarious cattle can be seen in Colonial Williamsburg's Historic Area.
Cows weigh from 1,000 to 1,200 pounds, while bulls tip the scales between 1,600 and 1,800 pounds.
Calves are traded with other breeders to expand the population.
Milking Devon calves weigh between 75 and 100 pounds at birth.
The herd continues to grow.
The Milking Devons' presence is authentic to the 18th century.
The breed is prized for its docile temperament.
The versatile breed provides milk, meat, and power.
Colonists made dairy delicacies from the Devons' milk.
The coach and livestock staff is committed to preserving rare breeds.
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