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Romosinuano - cow - Colombia

Romosinuano
(most common name)

(local/other name):
• Moruno-Sinuano
• Romo
• Romu
also named (English):
• Coastal Polled
• Polled Sinú

The Romosinuano originates from Criollo cattle left on the Caribbean coast of Colombia in the 16th century.

These cattle were then developed into a breed that is naturally polled (having no horns) by mutation using Red Poll or Red Angus blood – so it belongs to the Criollo cross 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.


You can also go to:

My Daily Cow® Colombia and read about other Colombian cattle breeds.

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