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What is the difference between Bull and Ox?

Asked by R. Jones, Last updated: Mar 29, 2020

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O. Bickis

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O. Bickis, Corporate employee, MBA, Stockton

Answered Mar 31, 2020

When just looking at them, many people may confuse a bull and ox. This is because they come from the same family and look similar in appearance. Bulls and ox's are both adult male cattle, but there are slight differences between the two animals.

A bull is an adult male cattle that has not been castrated, while an ox is an adult male cattle that has been castrated. Ox's are castrated because they are used for pulling animals, as well as pulling agricultural equipment, like plows. Another difference between them is that ox's are used for transportation, while bulls are not.

 

R. Barnes

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R. Barnes, Analyst, PhD, Clinton

Answered Mar 31, 2020

Some people might assume that the bull and ox are similar to each other. They do have some similarities, but it will help to know their differences too. One thing that you should know is that the bull and the ox represent male cows. The bull will still have its male body parts intact, which means that it can breed while the ox will have its male body parts castrated.

This might seem like a small thing, but doing this can actually change their temperament. The bull is known to be more aggressive. In fact, there are some people who have been killed because of being hit by bulls. The ox is known to be more docile and can be controlled more, especially in the field.

 

C. Lopez

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C. Lopez, Chauffer, Chauffer, Watertown

Answered Mar 31, 2020

Although a bull and an ox might look very similar since both refer to male cattle, however, there are so many differences between the two. A bull is an adult male of domesticated cattle, especially one that has not been castrated. On the other hand, an ox is an adult male cattle that have been castrated. One of the major differences between the two is that they are reared for various reasons.

For example, a bull is usually left uncastrated because the owner wants it to be mating with other female cattle so that they can start producing more offsprings, while oxen are usually castrated because they become very easy to control when they become castrated so that they can be used for transport, plowing, etc. In terms of size, oxen are relatively stronger and bigger than bulls, and that is why oxen are used to perform different kinds of activities in the field.

 

W.Willow

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Answered Mar 12, 2020

The bull and the ox may seem the same in the beginning, but one of the things that you will notice about them is their temperament.You might notice that the bull is always being advertised as an angry animal, and this is because of its nature. Bulls are known to be highly aggressive, which can be very different from the ox.

The bull and the ox may seem the same in the beginning, but one of the things that you will notice
The ox can be easy to control. In fact, they are used in farming by different farmers. They are known to be hard workers who are able to take so much. Bulls are normally used for entertainment purposes, but there are also times when bulls were able to kill people.

 

W. Mocroft

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W. Mocroft, Philanthropist, Master Degree in International Business, Las Vegas

Answered Aug 29, 2019

The differences are not too noticeable when you take a look at the bull and the ox. When you look at these two, they look the same. The main difference between the two is if the animal is castrated or not. The bull means that the cow is not castrated while the ox refers to the castrated animal.

The differences are not too noticeable when you take a look at the bull and the ox. When you look
The male cow can be called a bull or an ox depending on its status. Castration used to be done to ensure that cows will have the strength to pull wagons and plow. The ox is considered to be tamer as compared to the bull. Bulls are generally used for entertainment, and people have died because of being pierced by the bull’s horn.

 

Larry Thornton

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Larry Thornton, Student, MBA, Los Angles

Answered Jun 13, 2019

There are just slight differences between bull and ox. The notable differences between them are basically on their physical appearances and the nature of works the two animals are used for. A bull is an adult male of cattle, specifically, one that has not been castrated. The reason why bulls are not usually castrated is probably because of their domestic usefulness and purposes.

There are just slight differences between bull and ox. The notable differences between them are
An ox is usually the opposite of bull, although ox and bull belong to the same family and the ox is also adult male of cattle. But this time around, ox is a castrated male cattle, and the reason why oxen are usually castrated is that they are used mostly for pulling animals and even for pulling agricultural equipment, for example, they are used to pull plows. Oxen are used as a means of transportation, whereas bulls are not used for transportation. Oxen are usually bigger than bulls in size.

 

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