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The Watusi [[breeds|breed]] appear elegant, well-bred, and graceful. They have a straight topline and a sloping rump, and sometimes a neck hump. Watusi may be solid or spotted in colour, their horns are long and symmetrical, with a base large and proportional to horn length. The Watusi is medium in size, with cows weighing 900 - 1200 pounds and bulls weighing 1000 - 1600 pounds. Newborn calves weigh 30 - 50 pounds. This small birth-weight makes Watusi bulls useful for breeding to first-calf-heifers of other breeds.  
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The Watusi [[breeds|breed]] appear elegant, well-bred, and graceful. They have a straight topline and a sloping rump, and sometimes a neck hump. Watusi may be solid or spotted in colour, their horns are long and symmetrical, with a base large and proportional to horn length.
  
The milk is about 10 percent fat. Some dairy farmers have used crossbred Watusi cows in their herds to boost the butter-fat levels. Because they were developed in a climate where daily temperatures may range from 20 to 120oF, Watusi tolerate temperature and weather extremes well. The large horns act as radiators; blood circulating through the horn area is cooled and then returned to the main body. This allows excess body heat to be dispersed.
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The Watusi is medium in size, with cows weighing 900 - 1200 pounds and bulls weighing 1000 - 1600 pounds. Newborn calves weigh 30 - 50 pounds. This small birth-weight makes Watusi bulls useful for breeding to first-calf-heifers of other breeds.  
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Latest revision as of 02:00, 13 March 2013

The Watusi breed appear elegant, well-bred, and graceful. They have a straight topline and a sloping rump, and sometimes a neck hump. Watusi may be solid or spotted in colour, their horns are long and symmetrical, with a base large and proportional to horn length.

The Watusi is medium in size, with cows weighing 900 - 1200 pounds and bulls weighing 1000 - 1600 pounds. Newborn calves weigh 30 - 50 pounds. This small birth-weight makes Watusi bulls useful for breeding to first-calf-heifers of other breeds.

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