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To: BnBlFlag

I think it is a Heck Auruch, a german attempt circa Hitler. (Getting back to things old “German,” and all that.)

But, I’ve seen modern Aurochs that are the same size and even have the stripes down the back for males and red for females (as lives on in Jereseys).

Opinions differ, but domestic cattle as we know them are probably 3/4 middle eastern domestic 1/4 European auroch.

The current-day African cattle remain very similiar in pigment & horns to the European auruch(albeit thinner and attempted to drought/heat vs. cold).

The modern re-creation took African, Jersey, and Angus until they got back to auruchs.

Mean and big. I see why we killed them off.


11 posted on 12/21/2008 10:34:03 AM PST by MeanWestTexan (Beware Obama's Reichstag fire.)
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To: MeanWestTexan
I have seen Chianina bulls (and even Ankina bulls) that were as tall as a bull moose....except for being polled, I don't know how these would be different from an Aurochs. They are just enormous.

I saw this bull at a livestock show in Louisville back in '80 or '81. I'm 5'11" tall, and this bull was as tall at the shoulder as I am. It was a big, big animal...


56 posted on 12/22/2008 5:47:34 AM PST by Renfield (Turning apples into venison since 1999!)
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