1) She's a plain ol' Kansas cow, not one of those overpaid Hollywood California cows of recent commercial fame.
2) She was removed from the header of this blog to be replaced with a 'species correct' header picture.
When I first sent this blog link to friends, a couple of my more rural savvy friends sent me these email replies which made me chuckle:
"Cool!! But I hate to tell you this… that large black and white animal in your Lonesome Duck caption…is not a duck!!"
"Looked at your website, very interesting but first photo IS NOT A DUCK!"
So I've corrected the header photo to avoid any future confusion!