Known By: Indubrasil (Portugese), Induberaba
The Indo-Brazilian is a zebu type breed which was developed in Brazil from
1910-1930. The breed was developed from Gir
and Kankrej (Guzerat or Guzera) breeds
with some Ongole also used. By 1946 Indo-Brazilian
cattle were being imported into the United States and some sources site
their contribution to the development of the Brahman.
The breed is white to dark grey in color. The Indo-Brazilian are generally
taller and lighter muscled than the Brahman.
One of the notable feature of the breed are its extremely large, pendulous
ears. It probably has the largest ears of any of the cattle breeds.
Mason, I.L. 1996. A World Dictionary of Livestock Breeds, Types
and Varieties. Fourth Edition. C.A.B International. 273 pp.
Eduardo Maitret, Zapata, Tabasco, Mexico
Updated April 29, 1997