Origin of White British Cattle Still a Mystery

A rare and mysterious breed of white British cattle has been traced to the Bronze Age where there were an important part of pre-Roman pagan rituals, but how the cattle came to Britain is still a mystery.

Few all-white Chillingham cattle still remain in Britian today, a fact that has agriculturalists scurrying to move herds as protection against Mad Cow Disease. The breed has been traced to pre-Roman times where they reportedly freely roamed the landscape. Researchers believe that they may be linked to the Auroch, the ancient breed depicted in cave paintings.