The Possible Origin Of The Dwarf Cattle Of Socotra

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1967
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GWYNNE M.D.
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In a recent paper presented to the Royal Geographical Society, Boxhall (1966) mentions the problem of the origin of the dwarf shorthorn cattle found on the island of Socotra. These cattle are very small, predominantly black and white or more rarely brownish, with no dorsal hump and the forequarters generally slightly lower than the hind. Mature animals stand about 92 ems. (36 inches) at the withers. The small horns are turned slightly upwards. There is no sign of zebu ancestry. More detailed general descriptions are contained in Balfour (1888), Forbes (1903) and Botting (1958a).
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East African Agricultural And Forestry Journal, p. 39-42
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