(most common name)
The Alur is a Sanga-Zebu intermediate that belongs to the Ankole-Zebu cattle group.
The Alur originates from the crossing of Ankole cattle (mostly the Bahima) — with the Lugware and the Nkedi (both Small East African Zebu breeds).
The name ‘Blukwa’ originates from the name of a tribal chief.
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:
My Daily Cow® DR Congo and read about other DR Congo cattle breeds.
The Cow Wall® A-Z Cattle Breed Picture Reference to see other breeds of cattle in the world.