(most common name)
also named (English):
• Santander Hairless
The Chino Santandereano is a local Criollo variety with some zebu blood — so it belongs to the Criollo-cross cattle group.
For meat production, Chino Santandereano bulls are crossed with Brahman cows.
The Chino Santandereano is known for being a highly fertile breed. They are also known for having a high resitance to heat and are well adapted to the hot canyon/valley areas of the Santander Department of Colombia.
The Chino Santandereano has a very short coat that is tan to reddish in color.
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.