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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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My Daily Cow® Ecuador and read about other Ecuadorian cattle breeds.

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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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 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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The Drakensberger (aka Black Africander) originated from the crossing of imported Dutch cattle (mainly Friesians) with the local black Sanga cattle, including the Africander, the Basuto and the Nguni.
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The Drakensberger (aka Black Africander) originated from the crossing of imported Dutch cattle (mainly Friesians) with the local black Sanga cattle, including the Africander, the Basuto and the Nguni.

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The Zwerg-Zebu is a miniature zebu raised as a hobby breed. A designation of miniature is given to a zebu when it is less than 42 inches tall measuring directly behind the hump.
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The Zwerg-Zebu is a miniature zebu raised as a hobby breed. A designation of miniature is given to a zebu when it is less than 42 inches tall measuring directly behind the hump.

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Kuchinoshima wild cattle (aka 口之島牛 and Kuchinoshima-Ushi and Kuchino-shima Gyu in Japanese) is one of the two breeds considered to be authentic to Japan. Originally domesticated, Kuchinoshima cattle became wild after escaping from farms in 1918.
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Kuchinoshima wild cattle (aka 口之島牛 and Kuchinoshima-Ushi and Kuchino-shima Gyu in Japanese) is one of the two breeds considered to be authentic to Japan. Originally domesticated, Kuchinoshima cattle became wild after escaping from farms in 1918.

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