Red Poll is a dual purpose breed of cattle developed in England in the latter half of the 19th century. the cattle are red, preferably deep red with white only on the tail switch and udder. They are naturally polled (without horns). Red Poll cattle are mainly used as beef suckler cows although there are a few dairy herds in England. They are known for easy calving and successfully rearing a high proportion of their calves. They do well on poor soils such as the thin sands of many parts of East Anglia. The Red Poll originated as a cross between Norfolk Red beef-type cattle and Suffolk Dun dairy cattle (both of these breeds are now extinct).