(most common name in Ethiopia, Somalia)
(transboundary/brand name in Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia)
(most common name):
• Tuni (Kenya)
• Macien (Ethiopia, Somalia, Tanzania)
• Serengi or Serenli (Kenya)
• Sorco or Surco (Ethiopia, Somalia, Tanzania)
• Sucra (Ethiopia, Somalia, Tanzania)
• Surco Sanga (Somalia)
• Surgo or Surqo (Somalia)
• Surug or Suruq (Somalia)
• Tuni (Somalia)
also named (English):
also named (Italian):
• Giddu (Somalia, Tanzania)
The Jiddu is named for the Jiddu and Tuni tribes of southern Somalia.
The Jiddu is categorized as a Sanga-Zebu intermediate (also known as a Zenga) — meaning it’s a transitional breed that is not pure sanga and is not pure zebu.
As of 2018, in DAD-IS:
• Ethiopia no longer lists the Jiddu (although it did in 2017).
• Kenya lists the Jiddu and Tuni separately, but does not list any population data for either breed.
• Somalia lists the Jiddu, but does not list any population data.
• Tanzania has specifically listed a zero Jiddu population since 2004 based on a survey at species level (trend unknown and reliability unknown).
At this point, it is uncertain whether the Jiddu still exists.
(Somali) surqo = red-and-white
(Somali) macien = spotted
You can also go to:
My Daily Cow® Kenya and Somalia and read about other Kenyan and Somalian cattle breeds.
The Cow Wall® A-Z Cattle Breed Picture Reference to see other breeds of cattle in the world.