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Bull Weathervane – Black Angus

Black Angus Bull Weather Vane


This Black Angus Bull Weather Vane was commissioned in copper as a gift for the owner of a large ranch that specializes in Black Angus cattle. The bull has brown glass eyes. On the arrow fletching the name of their outfit is written in optional gold leaf. Because each of our weathervanes is handcrafted to order, we can personalize further by adding brands or individual markings in gold leaf or palladium leaf, if desired.

This weathervane led us to an interesting project. We have customers in Southern California who are owners of a well known and very popular steakhouse. They were opening a new location and they wanted a Texas Longhorn Weather Vane with optional gold leafed horns for the second story turret of the new restaurant. They preferred the body of our Black Angus Bull Weather Vane and because we craft every weathervane to order, combining parts of two different weathervanes to create their ideal bull presented no problem. It now sits proudly atop their new steakhouse.

As with many of our weathervanes, if your focus is on a particular breed of cattle or other domesticated animal, you can usually find a generic version weathervane somewhere. However, if you want something more specific to your own interests, that is where we can help. Many of our weathervanes have gone to cattle ranches where the weathervane is used as part of their advertising program and can be written off as a business expense. Using a weathervane to advertise one’s business is a tradition that dates back to Colonial times.

Hugh Watson can be considered the founder of the Black Angus breed. He was instrumental in selecting the best black, polled animals for his herd. Grey Breasted Jock was given the number ‘1’ in the Scottish Herd Book when it was founded. Another of Watson’s notable animals was a cow, Old Granny, which was born in 1824 and said to have lived to 35 years of age and to have produced 29 calves. The pedigrees of the vast majority of Angus cattle alive today can be traced back to these two animals.