How Well Do You Know The Ankole-watusi?

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The Ankole-Watusi cattle breed is a prolific cattle breed widely raised in America. This cattle breed is originally from the Sanga cattle breeds found in central Africa. Cows that belong to this breed are usually identified with long, strong horns. Have you seen an Ankole-Watusi cow before? Here is a quiz you can try!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What is the origin of Ankole-Watusi cattle?

    • A.

      Spain 

    • B.

      Germany 

    • C.

      Netherlands 

    • D.

      Italy

    Correct Answer
    B. Germany 
    Explanation
    Ankole-Watusi cattle originated in Germany.

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  • 2. 

    Which of these is peculiar to Ankole-Watusi cattle?

    • A.

      White body markings 

    • B.

      Extremely prominent horns

    • C.

      Absence of humps 

    • D.

      Presence of humps

    Correct Answer
    B. Extremely prominent horns
    Explanation
    Ankole-Watusi cattle are known for their extremely prominent horns, which is a distinctive characteristic of this breed. These cattle have long, curved horns that can reach lengths of up to 8 feet in some cases. The horns are not only visually striking but also serve various functions such as defense, cooling, and attracting mates. This unique feature sets Ankole-Watusi cattle apart from other breeds and makes them easily recognizable.

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  • 3. 

    When was this breed imported to the United States?

    • A.

      1960

    • B.

      1978

    • C.

      1972 

    • D.

      1937

    Correct Answer
    A. 1960
    Explanation
    The breed was imported to the United States in 1960.

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  • 4. 

    When was the Ankole Watusi International Registry established?

    • A.

      1987

    • B.

      1983

    • C.

      1973

    • D.

      1966

    Correct Answer
    B. 1983
    Explanation
    The Ankole Watusi International Registry was established in 1983.

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  • 5. 

    What is the color of a typical Ankole-Watusi cow?

    • A.

      Black

    • B.

      Red

    • C.

      White 

    • D.

      Brown

    Correct Answer
    B. Red
    Explanation
    Ankole-Watusi cows are known for their distinctively long, curved horns and vibrant red coat. This breed originated in Africa and is highly prized for its beauty and unique appearance. The red coloration of their coat is a defining characteristic of the Ankole-Watusi cow, making it the correct answer.

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  • 6. 

    Which of these breeds is not related to  Ankole-Watusi?

    • A.

      Dextar cattle 

    • B.

      Santos-Gertrudis cattle 

    • C.

      Friesian cattle 

    • D.

      Senepol

    Correct Answer
    D. Senepol
    Explanation
    Senepol is the breed that is not related to Ankole-Watusi. The other three breeds, Dextar cattle, Santos-Gertrudis cattle, and Friesian cattle, are all related to Ankole-Watusi. However, Senepol is a separate breed and not genetically related to Ankole-Watusi.

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  • 7. 

    Where was the Ankole Watusi International Registry formed? 

    • A.

      Virginia 

    • B.

      New York

    • C.

      Texas 

    • D.

      Florida 

    Correct Answer
    D. Florida 
    Explanation
    The Ankole Watusi International Registry was formed in Florida.

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  • 8. 

    What is the scientific name of this breed? 

    • A.

      Bos indicus 

    • B.

      Bos tempili 

    • C.

      Bos tripalite 

    • D.

      Bos taurus

    Correct Answer
    D. Bos taurus
    Explanation
    The scientific name of this breed is Bos taurus. Bos taurus refers to the species of domestic cattle that originated from the wild aurochs. It is the most common species of cattle found worldwide and is known for its domestication and use in agriculture and food production.

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  • 9. 

    What is the average duration of pregnancy in Ankole-Watusi cattle? 

    • A.

      289 days 

    • B.

      269 days 

    • C.

      288 days 

    • D.

      329 days 

    Correct Answer
    A. 289 days 
    Explanation
    Ankole-Watusi cattle have an average pregnancy duration of 289 days.

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  • 10. 

    What is the origin of this cattle breed? 

    • A.

      Central Africa 

    • B.

      West Africa 

    • C.

      East Africa 

    • D.

      South Africa 

    Correct Answer
    A. Central Africa 
    Explanation
    This cattle breed originates from Central Africa.

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