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Horns (HH)

Horns are hard, pointed outgrowths from the skull and the natural absence of these is referred to as polled.

Angus cattle are expected to be homozygous polled, meaning that they are not only visually polled, but carry two copies of the polled allele. Recent DNA testing has however revealed that there is a small percentage, albeit an extremely low number, of Angus seedstock animals that are carrying the horned allele.