Texas Longhorns are descendants of the first cattle introduced in the New World by early colonists. They are a breed of cattle known for their horns which can grow to be more than 2.54 meters (100 inches)—more than eight feet tip-to-tip. Both cows and bulls grow horns. The longest recorded total horn length is 3.29 meters (129.5 inches).
Longhorns have gentle dispositions and are very intelligent. They can be any number of colors or mix of colors, but mixes of dark red and white are the most dominant.
In 1995, the Texas Legislature designated the Texas Longhorn as the official large state mammal.