Saidi

Subgroup: 
Egyptian
Main Location: 
Found in the north-west of Egypt; Upper Egypt.
Origin: 
These cattle are generally considered to be of Brachyceros (Shorthorn) type, although some writers believe that they have more zebu influence than the other Egyptian humpless Shorthorns. Their conformation is similar to those of the Cyprus, Damascus and Lebanese cattle, but they have some signs of hump development. In general this breed is believed to have derived mainly from the humpless Shorthorn cattle of African (Hanotte et al., 2002) or Asian origin (Epstein, 1971; Payne and Wilson, 1999).
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