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Curraleiro
(most common name in English and states of Goiás and Tocantins in Brazil)

(most common name):
Curraleiro-Pé Duro
(local/other name):
• Corral crioulo
• Crioulo nordestino
• Goias
• Pé duro
• Pe-duro
• Pé duro Crioulo
• Sertanejo
local/other name (English):
• Corral Criollo
• Hard Hoof Criollo

The Curraleiro descends from Criollo cattle.

In Brazil, intermediate crossbred cattle using zebu and European/Criollo cattle are called azebuados. During the 19th century, the Curraleiro was bred extensively to zebu cattle.

Zebu Y chromosomes are reported in the Curraleiro, however, according to a microsatellite study this admixture is less evident than in other Brazilian Criollo breeds.

Past Curraleiro azebuado strains included:
Angola (extinct)
Guademar (extinct)
Javanês (extinct)
Malabar (extinct)

(Portuguese) azebuados = crossbred zebu cattle

This page was last updated on: 2021-07-02


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