In the early 1900's Angus were imported to
the island of Jamaica. Breeds which with zebu breeding were already
in use so naturally the zebu were mated with the imported Angus.
The result is a breed more similar in appearance
to Brangus than Angus. The breed is 1/4 to 3/8 zebu. They are polled
and have a slight cervical hump. Jamaica Black cattle also have
more skin in the dewlap and underline than Brangus.
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.
R. E. McDowell, Professor Emeritus of International
Animal Science, Cornell University, and provided by Paul O. Brackelsberg,
Professor of Animal Science, Iowa State University
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