The Shetland is a rare breed of cattle that is currently classified as at risk by the Rare Breeds Survival Trust in the Britain. They have an ancient lineage, thought to date back to the cattle the Vikings brought to the Shetlands Islands in the period 700-1100 AD, after this period there will have been other influences to the breed.
Gloucester Cow with her calf - one of the Rare Breed cattle
The Cotswold Farm Park 'Adams Farm' has a good variety of Rare Breeds. Ideal for children to get up close. Didn't see Adam during our visit!! The tour does go past his farmhouse