Some people can’t tell the friesian and holstein cattle breeds apart but the holsteins have more white and the friesians more black traditionally and the holsteins are smaller I believe than the friesians.
Friesians are a bonnier animal than an Holstein, which is bred for as much milk as possible and is a thinner leggier animal than the friesian.
What is ironical is that we spent years breeding to improve the butterfat of our friesian herd from 3.2% to 4.0% and now Skimmed milk (that we used to feed to the pigs!) is in as much demand as is full cream milk and is also just as expensive
Please let us know if you have noted any other differences between friesian and Holstein cattle.