This Ayrshire calf is just too cute! It was made by the Breyer Molding Company from 1972-1973. It is listed in our Breyer animal guide as Model number 350. The original mold was sculpted by Christian Hess in 1972. The old Breyer Molding mark on the inside of the right hind leg authenticates this as a genuine, made-in-the-USA Breyer animal.
Size is approximately 6 inches long and just over 4 inches tall.
Condition is extremely nice with NO bends or twists, and strong, shaded deep reddish color on a white body. The only issue of any kind of importance is a rub on its left hip - possibly even a manufacturer flaw. Otherwise there are only a very few rubs.
Please take a look at our pictures. This little creature has hardly been played with, and it would be extremely easy to touch up if you wish.
Ayrshire cattle were recognized as a distinct breed of dairy cattle by the Highland and Agricultural Society in 1814. They originated in the county of Ayrshire in southwest Scotland some time before 1800. An adult Ayrshire cow weighs from 990–1,320 pounds. Ayrshires typically have red and white markings, with the red ranging from a shade of orange to a dark brown. They are known for their hardiness and their ability to convert grass into milk efficiently.
Early 1970s Breyer Model Ayrshire Calf