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Red Fulani or Mbororo

Bororo Fulani

Photo provided by Larry W. Harms

Place of Origin Southern Niger, Central and North Nigeria
Uses Meat
Relationship to other breeds West African (long lyrehorned) Zebu type
Characteristics The Red (Bororo) fulani is specific to the Bororo Fulani people of south-central and southeast Niger.
The breed is well liked by the Fulani. The cattle are in conditions of low rainfall (3-5 five months of rain followed by the long dry season}. They graze well on mature grasses, shrubs, and tree leaves.
They are also noted for their herd instincts and walking-gait/ability to "travel".
Breed Societies Hausa Abori, Rahadji or Rahaji, Fulani Bodadi (Wodabe tribe)
Synonyms Brahaza, Djafoun (Cameroon), Fellata (Chad and Ethiopia), Fogha, Gabassaé, Gadéhé, Hanagamba, Kréda (Chad), Mbororo, Rahaza, Red Fulani, Red Longhorn
Proscribed Names not Boro, Borroro


I.L.Mason. (1996). A world dictionary of livestock breeds, types and varieties. CAB INTERNATIONAL.

Larry W. Harms, Alexandria, VA.


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