Well, technically, the thing should really be named #fluffybull: the animals in question here tend to be male … “‘fluffy bulls’ doesn’t have quite the same ring to it.”
How do the cattle get so fluffy? Are they bred to be that way?
Again, pampered into fluffiness. The coifs the creatures are sporting are the result of some painstaking hairstyling. The ranchers, rather than nature, have created the amazing hairdos you see on the fluffy cows. With the help of young members of organizations like 4-H and Future Farmers of America, the ranchers are doubling as bovine aestheticians.
And their strategy is, like so many winning beauty routines, a matter of ongoing maintenance. It can take months of “daily care” (and sometimes twice-daily care) to coax the cattle into their full, fluffy-coated glory. There’s the washing. And the clipping. And the special oils (meant to give cows’ coats that special touchable, fluffable softness).
Oh, and the blow-drying. And the hairspray. (The hairspray!) “Styling a cow for showtime,” per one report, “can take around 2 hours and requires hairspray to keep all that fuzz in place and oil to make their coats shine.”