(most common name)
• Ngombe dza Vakaranga (= cattle of the Karanga)
local/other name (Ndebele):
local/other name (Shona):
• Ngombe dza Maswina
The Mashona, a sanga breed, is found in northeast Zimbabwe, Mashonaland, and also in parts of Matebeleland (including Matopo Hills). These are the traditional cattle of the Shona people of Zimbabwe.
• 1950 - Mashona breed society formed
• 1954 - Mashona herdbook established
The Mashona is usually black or red, but can also have a variety of coats, including:
• brown with a yellowish muzzle
• brownish-black with a lighter eel stripe along the spine
• pied (color in patches)
The Mashona is also often polled (no horns) which has been selected for in many commercial herds.
This page was last updated on: 2023-07-31
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