The long horns and muscular body make this cattle unique....
The Watussirind or Ankolerind is a domestic cattle breed in East Africa.
It was created by crossing ancient Egyptian longhorn cattle with humped cattle, also called zebus. Its traditional breeders are the Tutsi people living in Rwanda and Burundi.
These cattle were and are partly means of payment; their value increases with the size of the horns. Spans of 200 cm and horn circumferences of 50 cm are not uncommon. The Guinness Book of Records lists Lurch, a Watussi ox with a horn circumference of 95.25 cm (measured on May 6, 2003). The large horns serve the cattle both for defense and for cooling by means of the honeycomb interior filled with air.
Watussi cattle are traditionally not slaughtered, but mainly milked and left to bleed. The blood is then drunk mixed with milk.
This breed of cattle, which is over 5000 years old, had only one selection characteristic, and that was oversized horns. That's why Watussi cattle come in all sorts of color variations - solid, multicolored, brindle or spotted - and sizes. They belong to the African humpback cattle.