22 Notable Cattles With Distinctively Long and Large Horns
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22 Notable Cattles With Distinctively Long and Large Horns

There are more than 800 cattle breeds from all over the world. There are hornless breeds and there are breeds with either short or long horns. The horns of other breeds are deliberately removed. Cattle breeds are raised primarily for their meat and milk while others are bred as working animals. Here are some of the most notable breeds with very large or long horns that make them unique in appearance.

There are more than 800 cattle breeds from all over the world. There are hornless breeds and there are breeds with either short or long horns. The horns of other breeds are deliberately removed. Cattle breeds are raised primarily for their meat and milk while others are bred as working animals. Here are some of the most notable breeds with very large or long horns that make them unique in appearance.

The animal with the largest horn circumference for a bull is an Ankole-Watusi breed of cattle with 103.5 centimeter.

Cattles with horns that curved forward are also included.

1. Ankole-Watusi

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  • Origin: Africa
  • Size: Medium
  • Weight: 730 kg
  • Horns: 2.4 meters
  • Diet: Grasses and leaves
  • Features: Ankole-Watusi cows hold the record for the longest horns in the world

2. Texas Longhorn

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  • Origin: Texas, USA
  • Horns: 2.1 meters
  • Features: Texas Longhorns come in different colors and they are among the most expensive breeds of cattle in the world.

3. Maremmana

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  • Origin: Maremmana, Italy
  • Size: Large
  • Horns: 100 cm
  • Features: This cattle breed has a typical half-moon shape horns in males and lyre-shaped horns in females.

4. Wild Water Buffalo

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  • Other name/s: Asian Buffalo and Asiatic Buffalo
  • Binomial Name: Bubalus arnee
  • Origin: Southeast Asia
  • Size: Large
  • Height: 190 cm
  • Weight: 1,200 kg
  • Length: 300 cm
  • Tail: 100 cm
  • Horns: 2 meters
  • Features: It is the world’s second largest bovid.

5. Water Buffalo

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  • Other name/s: Domestic Asian Water Buffalo
  • Binomial: Bubalus bubalis
  • Origin: Asia
  • Size: Large
  • Length: 3 meters
  • Height: 2 meters
  • Weight: 1,200 kg
  • Features: It is used as dairy, draft and milk animals.

6. Aceh

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  • Origin: North Sumatra, Indonesia
  • Size: Large

7. White Park

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  • Other name/s: Ancient White Park, White Forest, White Horned, Wild White, and simply "the Park"
  • Origin: Great Britain
  • Size: Medium
  • Weight: 950 kg
  • Features: It’s a rare horned cattle breed with pink tongue.

8. Caracu

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  • Origin: Brazil
  • Features: Meat production of Caracu accounts for less than 5% of Brazilian beef cattle.

9. Kouprey

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  • Other name/s: Kouproh or Grey Ox
  • Binomial name: Bos sauveli
  • Origin: Cambodia
  • Size: Large
  • Height: 1.9 meters
  • Weight: 910 kg
  • Length: 2.3 meters
  • Tail: 1 meter
  • Features: The male horns are wide and arch forward and upward while the female horns are lyre-shaped with antelope-like upward spirals.

10. Gaur

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  • Other name: Indian Bison
  • Binomial name: Bos gaurus
  • Origin: South Asia and Southeast Asia
  • Size: Large
  • Height: 230 cm
  • Weight: 1,500 kg
  • Length: 330 cm
  • Tail: 105 cm
  • Features: It is the world’s largest wild cattle species.

11. Hungarian Grey Cattle

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  • Other name/s: Hungarian Steppe Cattle, Magyar szurke szarvasmarha
  • Origin: Hungary
  • Height: 155 cm
  • Weight: 900 kg
  • Features: The Hungarian Grey cattle, which is tall and slender, is very well adapted to extensive pasture systems.

12. Afrikaner Cattle

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  • Other name/s: Afrikanerbees
  • Origin: South Africa
  • Features: It has long spreading horns.

13. Highland Cattle

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  • Other name/s: Kyloe
  • Origin: Scotland, UK
  • Features: It is characterized by long shaggy coat and long horns.

Other cattle breeds with long horns

14. Corriente Cattle

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  • Other name/s: Criollo or Chinampo cattle
  • Size: Small
  • Weight: 450 kg

15. Barossa Cattle

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16. Tudanca

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  • Origin:Cantabria, Spain
  • Height: 320 cm
  • Weight: 420 kg
  • Horns: aurochs-like or swung outwards

17. Cachena Cattle

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  • Other name/s: Barrosão or Barrosã. Cachena and Barrosã
  • Origin: Portugal and Spain
  • Height: 125 cm
  • Weight: 550 kg

Cattles With Horns That Curved Forward

18. Spanish Fighting Bull

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  • Other name/s: Toro Bravo, toro de lidia, toro lidiado, ganado bravo, Touro de Lide
  • Origin: Portugal and Spain
  • Weight: 700 kg
  • Features: It is characterized by its aggressive behavior.

19. Arouquesa

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  • Origin: Portugal
  • Height: 134 cm
  • Weight: 430 kg
  • Features: Its horns are directed forward, first down and then up.

20. Longhorn Cattle

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  • Origin: Craven, England in UK
  •  Features: It has curved horns that can go over the face.

21. Milking Devon

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  • Origin: United States
  • Height: 726 kilos

22. N'Dama

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  • Other name/s: Boenca or Boyenca, Fouta Jallon, Fouta Longhorn, Fouta Malinke, Futa, Malinke, Mandingo, N'Dama Petite
  •  Origin: West Africa
  •  Features: They are tsetse fly resistant.

See also

17 Remarkable Goats With Extremely Large/Long Horns

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Comments (3)

These are some amazing breeds! Huge horns on them.

Nobert, very comprehensive article with great pictures to go with them! Voted & tweeted!

Very good. Loved all the great pictures.

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