(most common name)
The Tinos came from the Tinos island in the Cyclades, a group of islands belonging to Greece. It was the only cattle found in Greece that was a Damascus type.
However, crossbreeding with Dutch-Friesian and Swiss Brown cattle basically wiped out the pure Tinos. As of 1994, the Damascus-type Tinos appears to be extinct.
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
This page was last updated on: 2020-04-23
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