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The Esmerelda (aka Esmereldas in Spanish) is a variety of the Ecuador Costa Criollo (Ecuador Coastal Criollo).
The Esmerelda is considered an exotic breed, yet still belongs to the Criollo cattle group.
Criollo cattle: Northwestern Blond Iberian Spanish cattle became Canary Island cattle – some of which were brought by Columbus in 1493 to Santo Domingo (which is now the capitol of the Dominican Republic).
More and more cattle were brought by Spanish ships and these cattle then spread throughout the islands of the Caribbean and became known as Criollo cattle.
It was into Mexico in 1521 that Criollo cattle were brought to the mainland for the first time (supposedly from Santo Domingo) – and it’s from Mexico that the Criollo then spread into the Americas.
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The Esmerelda (aka Esmereldas in Spanish) is a variety of the Ecuador Costa Criollo (Ecuador Coastal Criollo).

The Esmerelda is considered an exotic breed, yet still belongs to the Criollo cattle group.

Criollo cattle: Northwestern Blond Iberian Spanish cattle became Canary Island cattle – some of which were brought by Columbus in 1493 to Santo Domingo (which is now the capitol of the Dominican Republic).

More and more cattle were brought by Spanish ships and these cattle then spread throughout the islands of the Caribbean and became known as Criollo cattle.

It was into Mexico in 1521 that Criollo cattle were brought to the mainland for the first time (supposedly from Santo Domingo) – and it’s from Mexico that the Criollo then spread into the Americas.

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The Kyoga is a Sanga-Zebu intermediate that belongs to the Ankole-Zebu cattle group.
The Kyoga originates from Ankole cattle being crossed with both Large East African Zebu cattle and Small East African Zebu cattle (mainly the Bukedi).
The Kyoga gets its name from Lake Kyoga in Uganda and closely resembles the Nganda in type.
Ankole cattle are found in East Africa in an area extending from Lake Albert (formerly Lake Mobutu) to Lake Tanganyika. (Both lakes belong to a series of lakes known as the African Great Lakes.)
Ankole cattle are described as having:
very long horns
medium-long heads
short necks with large dewlaps
narrow chests
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The Kyoga is a Sanga-Zebu intermediate that belongs to the Ankole-Zebu cattle group.

The Kyoga originates from Ankole cattle being crossed with both Large East African Zebu cattle and Small East African Zebu cattle (mainly the Bukedi).

The Kyoga gets its name from Lake Kyoga in Uganda and closely resembles the Nganda in type.

Ankole cattle are found in East Africa in an area extending from Lake Albert (formerly Lake Mobutu) to Lake Tanganyika. (Both lakes belong to a series of lakes known as the African Great Lakes.)

Ankole cattle are described as having:

  • very long horns
  • medium-long heads
  • short necks with large dewlaps
  • narrow chests

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to see other breeds of cattle in the world.

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The Lugware (aka Bahu, Kuku, Mangbattu) belongs to the Small East African Zebu cattle group and is related to the Mongalla and the Nkedi.
The Lugware is thought to have developed from cattle that were brought from the Nile Valley in Sudan – to its present breeding areas – during the 18th century.
The various names for the Lugware come from the names of the different tribes who own them.
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The Lugware (aka Bahu, Kuku, Mangbattu) belongs to the Small East African Zebu cattle group and is related to the Mongalla and the Nkedi.

The Lugware is thought to have developed from cattle that were brought from the Nile Valley in Sudan – to its present breeding areas – during the 18th century.

The various names for the Lugware come from the names of the different tribes who own them.

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The Drimmon (aka Droimeann) is white-backed and considered an authentic color variety – and it’s rare.
The Drimmon is possibly a Longhorn descendant or a cross of the Kerry and the Irish Moiled.
A Drimmon named ‘Big Bertha’ is in the Guinness Book of World Records for reaching the age of 48years and eight months – and birthing 39 calves!
(Gaelic) droimeann = white-backed
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The Drimmon (aka Droimeann) is white-backed and considered an authentic color variety – and it’s rare.

The Drimmon is possibly a Longhorn descendant or a cross of the Kerry and the Irish Moiled.

A Drimmon named ‘Big Bertha’ is in the Guinness Book of World Records for reaching the age of 48years and eight months – and birthing 39 calves!

(Gaelic) droimeann = white-backed

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The Dølafe (aka Døle, Doele) is an old breed and varies considerably in color and markings. They can be black, brown, red, fawn or brindle – with or without white markings that give the coat an appearance of being spotted or color-sided.
The Dølafe is a small duo-purpose breed used for milk and beef.
Today, most Dølafe (now a rare breed) can be found in the valleys of Gudbransdalen and Østerdalen.
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The Dølafe (aka Døle, Doele) is an old breed and varies considerably in color and markings. They can be black, brown, red, fawn or brindle – with or without white markings that give the coat an appearance of being spotted or color-sided.

The Dølafe is a small duo-purpose breed used for milk and beef.

Today, most Dølafe (now a rare breed) can be found in the valleys of Gudbransdalen and Østerdalen.

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The Australian White is a recently developed breed that was started in 1958 with the importation of three British White heifers that were all pregnant by a White Galloway bull.
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The Australian White is a recently developed breed that was started in 1958 with the importation of three British White heifers that were all pregnant by a White Galloway bull.

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The Mirandesa (aka Berciana in Spanish; Raça Bovina Mirandesa and Ratinha in Portuguese) was originally developed as a strong working breed in northeastern Portugal under harsh weather and land conditions.
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The Mirandesa (aka Berciana in Spanish; Raça Bovina Mirandesa and Ratinha in Portuguese) was originally developed as a strong working breed in northeastern Portugal under harsh weather and land conditions.

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Kenya Zebu cattle are known by a number of different names which reflect either the tribe that owns them or the district where they are found.
The following cattle populations are not distinct and different breeds - they are subgroups of Kenya Zebu cattle:
Chagga (aka Wachagga)
Kamasia
Kamba (aka Akamba, Ukamba, Wakamba)
Kavirondo
Kikuyu (aka Highland Zebu)
Kipsiki
Masai (aka Maasai) - also categorized as a Tanzanian Zebu
Nandi (aka Nandi Blue)
Samburu
Suk
Watende
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Kenya Zebu cattle are known by a number of different names which reflect either the tribe that owns them or the district where they are found.

The following cattle populations are not distinct and different breeds - they are subgroups of Kenya Zebu cattle:

  • Chagga (aka Wachagga)
  • Kamasia
  • Kamba (aka Akamba, Ukamba, Wakamba)
  • Kavirondo
  • Kikuyu (aka Highland Zebu)
  • Kipsiki
  • Masai (aka Maasai) - also categorized as a Tanzanian Zebu
  • Nandi (aka Nandi Blue)
  • Samburu
  • Suk
  • Watende

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Alphabetical Cow/Cattle Picture Reference Pages
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The Ukrainian Simmental (aka Ukrainski Simmentalskaya and Ukrainskaya in Russian) is a dual-purpose dairy/beef breed.
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The Ukrainian Simmental (aka Ukrainski Simmentalskaya and Ukrainskaya in Russian) is a dual-purpose dairy/beef breed.

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The Itä-Suomolainen Karja (ISK) (aka Red Pied Karelian and East Finncattle in English) is usually naturally polled (no horns grow).
The three Finncattle breeds are:
the West Finncattle
the North Finncattle
the East Finncattle
suomalaiset = Finns
Karelia (Karjala in Finnish) is an area currently divided between Russia and Finland.
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The Itä-Suomolainen Karja (ISK) (aka Red Pied Karelian and East Finncattle in English) is usually naturally polled (no horns grow).

The three Finncattle breeds are:

suomalaiset = Finns

Karelia (Karjala in Finnish) is an area currently divided between Russia and Finland.

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