Biu

Subgroup: 
Taurine x zebu cross
Special Characteristics: 
Commonly white coat with white points and black markings; relatively long horns owing to their Fulani background.
Main Location: 
Inhabits the Hilly volcanic areas of the Biu Emirate in Bornu province of Nigeria.
Origin: 
A breed that evolved from interbreeding of the Dwarf Muturu with the White Fulani which coexist in close proximity in the Biu Emirate of Bornu province of Nigeria. The total population was only one to two thousand in 1960s and is now considered a rare breed due to continuing interbreeding with other breeds (Epstein, 1971; Rege, 1999).
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