(most common name)
The Ankole-Watusi breed consists of purebred Watusi cattle and also Watusi cattle that have been crossbred with Texas Longhorns.
The crossing with Texas Longhorns has led to a lean beef and also the promotion of their use in rodeo roping.
Ankole cattle are found in East Africa in an area extending from Lake Albert (formerly Lake Mobutu) to Lake Tanganyika. (Both lakes belong to a series of lakes known as the African Great Lakes.)
Ankole cattle are described as having:
• very long horns
• medium-long heads
• short necks with large dewlaps
• narrow chests
You can also go to:
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The Cow Wall® A-Z Cattle Breed Picture Reference to see other breeds of cattle in the world.