Iringa Red

Subgroup: 
Tanganyika Zebu
Special Characteristics: 
Distinctly dominant red coat colour.
Main Location: 
Confined to the Singida region of central Tanzania, on Iringa highlands.
Origin: 
The Small East African Zebu are believed to have descended from the recent introductions of zebu into Africa from Asia, and some may have ancestral linkages with cattle of the Large East African Zebu group. The breeds or strains that belong to Tanganyika Zebu have broad genetic and phenotypic diversity, and are dispersed throughout mainland Tanzania, but mainly in the Dodomo area of central Tanzania. They are named after tribal groups or locations. The Iringa Red was created by a tribal chief who insisted that his people should only keep red-coloured cattle (Rege and Tawah, 1999).
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