We saw all sorts of animals, but mostly sheep, goats, pigs, and cows. They also had horses, dogs, and cats but we didn't get a chance to go see them.
We decided to start with the sheep (moutons) and pigs (cochons).
|They have Merino wool! P.S. lots of people.|
|Baa baa black sheep...|
Happened across a goat stall.
|Awesome goat; I call him Billy Goat Gruff.|
|The Wilbur babies|
|These are the Basque piglets. Long ears and spots are the markers.|
|Momma and babies. It was so warm, these poor pigs just slept through it all.|
So after a sweltering time in the sheep/pig hall, we walked across the frozen tundra of Paris to see the cows. Porte de Versailles is great for the showcasing things, but when it's windy and cold, it becomes terrible.
But, we were determined, rather, I was determined to see the cows! I have fond memories milking cows at UConn for a summer so I could take summer classes with free room. I fell in love with them there. So of course, I said hello to the Holsteins and Jerseys first. If you don't like cows, don't feel pressured to read on. However, you will be missing some of the cutest babes out there!
(Note: I took no flash photos the entire time I was there and I was a good many feet away from the animals. The cows are just rather large and so it may appear that I was up in their grills, but I assure you I was not.)
She was not to please to have her photo taken. I think I got her bad side.
|Prim'Holstein is Holstein in French|
And these ladies just loved the attention, as Jerseys are wont to do. They're the princesses of the cow world.
|Why hello, Mme Jersiase!|
|The pensive beauty.|
Enter the beauty cows of France!
First up: White Blues
|Bleue du nord|
|Bretonne pie noir et Froment de Lyon|
|Froment de Lyon Calf|
|Casta and Lourdaise|
|Calf of Lourdaise|
|Mariochine and Saosoise|
|Rouge des pres|
|Villiard de Lans|
|This cow's name means "sparrow, dove". Pretty for a little cow, huh? Better than Betsy or Daisy in my opinion.|
(I have a love of cows like noooo other and I think I always will.)
Signing off, comme une française! Until next time.