Portraiture

Inguni cow and calf

Inguni Cow and calfLove these colours. They are meant to be symmetrical you know – the patterns on the coat. We had Nguni on the farm, and although born small, they are tough and had calves every year.

I took this portrait in the Matopos…

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4 Comments

joanfrankham - 29. Oct, 2015 - Reply

How unusual, are they only found in the Matabele Area?

frankiekay - 29. Oct, 2015 - Reply

No, you get them all over, but there is a good concentration in the Matopos. We had them on the farm in Fort Rixon – anywhere the Matabele lived

Margaret Carre - 29. Oct, 2015 - Reply

I love these cows especially when they are in GOOD condition.
my brother in law, a farm manager in Natal, has a book on Nguni and each different colour or pattern has a special Zulu name.

frankiekay - 29. Oct, 2015 - Reply

Yes they do – I used to know most of them when we had Nguni cattle – Ive forgotten most now! They are lovely gentle cattle, very suitable for a small herd.