The Texas and Southwestern Texas Cattle Association provides a comprehensive overview in the design of cattle brands.
Use that resource to make a brand for yourself.
The best rule to follow is to keep the image simple. Simple brand designs are easier to read and are less painful for the livestock.
A brand design consists of 2 or more symbols. Many brands have 3 units in the design. Few brands have more than 3 units.
Brands are based on 4 kinds of marks, used alone or in combination.
*Letter of the alphabet
*Lines and circles
See also the Smithsonian Magazine article Decoding the Secret Language of Cattle Branding.
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hi im looking for a name for a brand that’s kinda like a messy square with a upside down rafter on the bottom? belonged to my great great grandpa