CHILLI the giant cow is set to stampede into the record books as Britain's tallest bovine. The black and white Freisan bullock stands at 6ft 6ins and weighs well over a ton. He dwarfs most horses, is the same height as a small elephant and casts a shadow over his cattle companions who are about 5ft in height. But despite his grand stature, Chilli only grazes on grass during the day and enjoys the occasional swede as a treat. he heifer, who is almost as high as he is long, lives at the Ferne Animal Sanctuary in Chard, Somerset, after he was dumped on their doorstep at just six-days-old. Nine years on, Chilli has gone from strength to strength and staff believes the giant will smash a record for Britain's tallest ever cow. They are now planning to apply to the Guinness Book Of Records in the hope of gaining the official title. Naomi Clarke, manager at the sanctuary, said: "As Chilli was growing up we began noticing that he was bigger than our other cows. "He now stands at 6ft 6ins from the floor to the top of his shoulder and he is massive when he holds his head up. "We have made an application to Guinness Book Of Records and we are quite confident he will get it." Chilli, who is 6ft 7ins long, was left running around on the doorstep of the sanctuary along with his twin sister Jubilee in September 1999. Over the years, staff noticed Chilli begin to tower over his sister and companions. But it was only when he failed to fit in a standard cattle cage to have his hooves clipped that they realised just how big he was. Naomi said: "For some reason a farmer decided he didn't want Chilli and Jubilee so dumped them with three others on our doorstep nine years ago.  "He was only six days old and didn't look that big but as the years passed we noticed he was getting rather tall. "People would always comment on how much bigger he was from the other cows and bulls when they visited the sanctuary.  "He does weigh over a ton but is quite lean and not as fat as some of his companions. "Then one day our hoof trimmer suddenly found that Chilli wouldn't fit in the cattle crush. "The crush is an individual metal cage which cows stand in but it was suddenly too small for him. "The trimmer now has to bring his extra large for Chilli when he comes to visit. "We don't know what has made him so tall. He doesn't eat that much and Jubilee is 6ft in comparison. "Chilli's feet and head are in proportion, he is just very large. "He is a very friendly and gentle cow so we hopes he manages to break the record - he deserves it." A spokeswoman for the Guinness Book Of Records said: "I can confirm that an application has been received for Chilli which is currently under research."