Zebu cattle originated in Southwest Asia and that their descendants were non-humped, they have evolved from three breeds of Indian cattle.
Zebu cattle are usually red or grey in colour, are horned, have loose skin, large ears and have a hump above their shoulders.
This breed is used for its milk, meat and as draft animals. In India they are sacred and are only used for draft and milk. In Brazil and other meat producing countries they are produced largely for their beef as they cope better than european breeds in sub-tropical environments.