CATTLE
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CACHENA
CANADIENNE
CANARY ISLAND
CANCHIM
CARINTHIAN BLOND
CAUCASIAN
CHANNI
CHARBRAY
CHAROLAIS
CHIANGUS
CHIANINA
CHINAMPO
CHINESE BLACK&WHITE
CHOLISTANI
CORRIENTE
COSTEÑO CON CUERNOS
DAJAL
DAMASCUS
DAMIETTA
DANISH JERSEY
DANSIH RED
DANGI
DEONI
DEVON
DEXTER
DHANNI
DØLAFE
DRAKENSBERGER

FIGHTING BULL

Also Known As: toro de lidia, toro lidiado, ganado bravo, Touro de Lide

A subspecies of auroch, Bos taurus Ibericus, is thought to be the ancestor of the all the dark colored breeds found on the Iberian peninsula including the Fighting bull or Fighting cattle.


The breed is selected primarily for aggressiveness, strength and vigor. They are bred primarily in Spain, Portugal and those Latin American countries were bull fighting is organized.

Most individuals are either black or dark brown but the colors range from gray to white-patched, brindled, roan, red and chestnut.

The Fighting cattle are recognized for their elegant stature. The toro has a long curved neck and holds its head very high.

The long slender legs of the breed allow it to generate remarkable speed and the breed is noted for its agility. Mature bulls weight approximately 600 to 700kg (1300-1600 pounds).

Reference:

Genus Bos: Cattle Breeds of the World, 1985, MSO-AGVET (Merck & Co., Inc.), Rahway, N.J.

Mason, I.L. 1996. A World Dictionary of Livestock Breeds, Types and Varieties. Fourth Edition. C.A.B International. 273 pp.

Photographs:

David Calero, Colombia

 

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BREEDS
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DROUGHTMASTER
DULONG
DUTCH BELTED
DUTCH FRIESIAN
EAST ANATOLIAN RED
ENDERBY ISLAND
ENGLISH LONGHORN
ESTONIAN RED
EVOLÈNE
FIGHTING BULL
FJALL
FLORIDA CRACKER
GALICIAN BLOND
GALLOWAY
GAOLAO
GASCON
GELBRAY
GELBVIEH
GERMAN ANGUS
GERMAN RED PIED
GIR
GLAN
GLOUCESTER
GREEK SHORTHORN
GRONINGEN WHITEHEAD
GUERNSEY
GUZERAT