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The South Devon has a strong curly coat which is usually a light medium red colour but this can vary in shade and sometimes can appear mottled, they also are pink around the eyes, nose and muzzle.  
 
The South Devon has a strong curly coat which is usually a light medium red colour but this can vary in shade and sometimes can appear mottled, they also are pink around the eyes, nose and muzzle.  
  
The skin is exceptionally thick, loose and mellow. The breed is mostly horned although many naturally polled individuals do exist and polling is now being actively pursued. This breed is the largest of the British breeds, it has a large frame and is muscular in conformation. It has a broad head leading to a deep full body, the mature bulls weigh approximately 1200 to 1500 kgs.
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The [[breeds|breed]] are known for their docile nature, the bulls have gained the name "the Gentle Giant".
The bulls can begin to be used around 15-18 months of age and carry on working upto 12 years. In the non-pedigree herd the South Devon bull can be used as a crossing sire or as a terminal sire.
 
  
The South Devon female is early maturing and may be calved at 2 years of age, although calving at 2½ to 3 is still quite common. The average gestation length is 286 days, cows calve every year for as long as 15 years. Most births are single calves but twins do occur in approximately 10% of calvings.
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The breed are known for their docile nature, the bulls have gained the name "the Gentle Giant".
 

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The South Devon has a strong curly coat which is usually a light medium red colour but this can vary in shade and sometimes can appear mottled, they also are pink around the eyes, nose and muzzle.

The breed are known for their docile nature, the bulls have gained the name "the Gentle Giant".

References