do we have a zebu

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barb

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We just bought a full grown steer 2 years old - total weight aprx 400 lbs stands about 3ft tall - grayish/blackish in color - hump on his shoulders jersey looking face w/dark circles around the eyes - we were told its a zebu - but when i looked up zebus it didn't match any of the ones they had pictured - we were told this breed comes from africa - anyone have any idea???
 
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most likely its either an Miniature Zebu or Brahmans. They have those out now...its a new fad among city slickers who thinks they are ranchers.
 

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I suppose. Just like mini ponies. What is the purpose? If you want something to pet get a good dog. Barb no offense, just humoring at your expense. Everybody gets it at some point.
 
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What's there to do with 400 lbs steers anyway except rope or eat? Zebu horns are pretty tall and narrow to rope and 400 lbs at 60% would only be about 240 lbs in the freezer. How 'bout a luau?

I think Zebus came from India along with all the other bos indicus (humped) cattle. American Brahman originated here in the states being bred and developed from cattle imported from India,
 

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http://www.bovinebazaar.com/breeds_t-z.htm

Good link, lots of photos

Try looking at the watusi.

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