W & N watercolours done on visual 200gsm watercolour paper
Afrikaner cattle (Afrikander cattle) are a hardy breed of beef cattle which are popular in South Africa. In Afrikaans, this breed is called Afrikanerbees.
The Afrikaner is a native South African breed, belonging to the Sanga type. Huge herds of Sanga type cattle were herded by the Khoikhoi (Hottentots) when the Dutch established the Cape Colony in 1652. The Khoikhoi and the Boers used the Afrikaners for meat and milk and the Boers improved them to use as draft animals. It was Afrikaner oxen which drew the wagons that carried the Voortrekkers on the Great Trek.
Afrikaners are usually deep red with long spreading horns. They have the small cervico-thoracic hump typical of Sanga cattle.
Info from Wikipedia
About 2 000 years ago it crossed into Africa from Aden and gradually migrated southwards during successive centuries, with only the best animals adapting to arid desert conditions, extreme heat, tropical diseases and both internal and external parasites, finally reaching the southern tip of the continent. As long ago as the 15th century, Portuguese sailors reported that the Hottentots in the south-western region of the country already owned herds of these cattle
From my portfolio of Animals 2 – Domesticated
Easy-to-clean Laminated print for the cow shed!
Framed print for a Farmer’s study