About 5 or 6 months ago somebody posted a picture of a Plummer on the CattleToday Classifieds board -- as I recall it was a two year old, mostly white, heifer named "Crickett" and she really wasn't a bad looking cow.
When I was a kid growing up in a very blue collar family the only beef we ate was grass fed farm raised, with not even a 30 day "finishing" . My dad's best cow easily was a 50/50 Brahma/Jersey cross, which was always bred to a polled Hereford bull. The cow was more than a little ornery in a pen and not particularly friendly in the pasture, but she sure could raise a helluva calf each and every year in a pretty lousy pasture. I'd like to have a few more really ugly or odd looking cows like her around today, beauty being only skin deep!