Toposa

Subgroup: 
Karamajong Zebu
Special Characteristics: 
Variable coat colour; including a peculiar blotched roan effect; large upright thoracic hump with a characteristic pyramidal shape; long ears; owners try to modify the direction of horn growth by curving tips inwards; well developed dewlap and sheath; potentially a good beef animal.
Main Location: 
Found in the south-east corner of Sudan in the area to the west and north of Kapoeta with the Toposa tribe.
Origin: 
Descended from the first introduction of zebu into Africa from west Asia. The Toposa tribe that maintains the breed had their original homeland (Karamajong) in north-eastern Uganda, which they left some 150 years ago to settle in the Equatorial province of southern Sudan. The cattle are interbred with the adjacent Murle.
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