Abyssinian Shorthorned Zebu
Compact conformation, larger than the adjacent Guraghe breed because of better pasture (Mason and Maule, 1960).
Found in western Shoa around Ambo, Addis Alem and Holetta in Ethiopia.
The Small East African Zebu 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. The breeds or strains that belong to the Abyssinian short horned zebu group have tribal and ecological origins, which do not necessarily imply genetic differences. The Abyssinian short horned zebu generally inhabits higher altitude, wetter agricultural areas, and hence they are also referred to as Ethiopian Highland Zebu. The Ambo is one of them in western Shoa of central Ethiopia.