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Alur -cow-

(most common name)

(local/other name):
• Blukwa
• Nioka

The Alur is a Sanga-Zebu intermediate that belongs to the Ankole-Zebu cattle group.

The Alur originates from the crossing of Ankole cattle (mostly the Bahima) — with the Lugware and the Nkedi (both Small East African Zebu breeds).

The name ‘Blukwa’ originates from the name of a tribal chief.

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

This page was last updated on: 2023-07-31

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