The Ongole Cow is prized for its strength and hardiness, and is said to be highly disease resistant. It is also renowned for its ability to survive in temperatures that other cattle find too hot. These cows are named for the city where the breed originated. It is one of the heaviest cow breeds, and is the progenitor of the American Brahma breed of cow.
Like the Brahma, the Ongole is a breed derived from the domestic Zebu, a type of cattle native to India. They are easily identified by their long, drooping ears, rearward facing horns and large shoulder hump.
Scientific Name: Bos indicus
Characteristics: This Ongole cow displays the trademarks of Zebu derived breeds, including a hump of muscle behind its neck and large, drooping ears. It also has a flap of loose skin around its chest called a dewlap.
Size and Color: At 5 inches long and 3 ½ inches high, this Ongole cow is is about the length of a soda can on its side. It is largely white, with gray on its hooves and horns. Its udders and the inside of its ears are pink, and its nose, eyes and tail are black.
- The Ongole Cow is part of the Safari Farm collection.
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