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South Anatolian Red - cow - Turkey

South Anatolian Red
(most common name in English)

(most common name):
Güney Anadolu Kirmizisi
(local/other name):
• Cenubî Anadolu Kirmizi
• Halep
Kilis
also named (English):
• Southern Yellow-Red

The South Anatolian Red is a Damascus type and can be traced back to the period of 2000-1200 BC.

They can, today, be found in the southeast of the Anatolian plateau. There are several varieties.

The most pure varieties:
• the Aleppo (or Halep)
• the Kilis
Varieties influenced by brachyceros-type cattle of Anatolia:
• the Çukurova
• the Dörtyol

Damascus-type cattle originated in the Near and Middle East and are described as having:
• short horns
• a vestigial hump on the bulls
• a large dewlap
• a slender, elegant build
• a zebu-like skull


You can also go to:

My Daily Cow® Turkey and read about other Turkish cattle breeds.

The Cow Wall® A-Z Cattle Breed Picture Reference to see other breeds of cattle in the world.