Kamba

Synonyms: 
Akamba, Ukamba, Wakamba
Subgroup: 
Kenyan Zebu
Special Characteristics: 
Humps are large, irregularly shaped in the form of a pyramid; coat colour is often plain white or black, and some have patchy pattern.
Main Location: 
Maintained by the Kamba tribes in south-central Kenya.
Origin: 
All zebu cattle in Kenya, except the Boran and its derivatives, are referred to as Kenyan Zebu. The individual breeds are phenotypically heterogeneous, reflecting effects of the traditional cattle raids and counter-raids. The breeds or strains have tribal and ecological origins, which do not necessarily imply genetic differences. The Kamba cattle are kept by a Bantu tribe of the same name in south-central Kenya, north of the Maasai pastoralists. Details are not available. Originally these small East African cattle are believed to have descended from the recent introductions of zebu into Africa from Asia, and some may have ancestral linkages with cattle of the Large East African Zebu group (Rege and Tawah, 1999).
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