Nigerian Savanna Muturu

Synonyms: 
Muturu (a Hausa term meaning 'humpless')
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Special Characteristics: 
Dwarf cattle, with pronounced sexual dimorphism on body size, the females being generally larger. They are compact and have a well-fleshed body with dressing percentage as high as 64%.
Main Location: 
Inhabits the Benue plateau, and smaller populations in the south-west Oyo and Kware. Interbreeding with zebu resulted in declining numbers.
Origin: 
A strain of the Savannah Shorthorns in Nigeria, but the distinction is not clear from the Forest Dwarf strains. Since the second half of the first Millennium BC the Muturu cattle are thought to have been the most widespread breed in Nigeria until the spread of the Fulani since 1820 (Felius, 1995).
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