So I had been reading Temple Grandin’s book recently. So far a lot of what she writes I know, from my previous reading but more from my experiences. But one thing I did not know about was how hair whorls in cows are associated with their behavior.
So today I looked at the whorls on our cows.
It seems about right. Now I need to look back at photos of our now gone cows, especially the wild ones like Hana to see if it correlates.
The way I learn the most is just by taking the time to watch the animal behaviors. Their movements and body language communicate a lot.
Here are contented sheep. They are spread out. Some laying down, and some up eating. Ears are not perked up, and they are looking different directions. They are quiet.
And here are contented chicks. They are scattered and not huddled. Some are eating, and some are drinking. They are not focused on me at all. You can’t hear it, but they are cheeping quietly.
So I will keep reading this book and see if I can learn more than I already know by observation.