Kigezi

Subgroup: 
Ankole group
Special Characteristics: 
Small body size and short horns for cattle of the Ankole group. Horns are not as thick as in other Ankole cattle.
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Main Location: 
Found in south-western corner of Uganda.
Origin: 
The original cattle were brought to western and southern Uganda by Hamitic tribes migrating from north-eastern Africa and possibly the Sahel in the 13th and 14th centuries. The Kigezi cattle appear to have resulted from interbreeding of local Ankole cattle with Small humpless Shorthorned cattle, which had inhabited this region until the first quarter of the 20th century. Consequently, their conformation differs from the general feature of the Ankole (Felius, 1995).
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