The Ankole Watsui are used both as dairy
and beef cattle
, although their primary utitlity to farmers
is in cross-breeding
them with other cows
to yeild specific improvements in climate
levels in milk
, and fat
levels in beef
According to the Ankole Watusi International Registry, the breed's history can be traced back some 6,000 years to central Africa, which accounts for its ability to thrive in a wide range of temperatures.
The horns of the breed are truly astounding, and though it is somewhat odd to find cattle "regal" (as do many of the Ankole Watsui's fans), they are a very impressive sight. They are evidently called "the cattle of kings."
This node is part of Tem42's list of cattle breeds, entitled, simply, cattle.