Recently both the groups mentioned plus Felix Hohmeyer (cooperating with them) quitted the cooperation with the True Nature Foundation and the Uruz Project. Therefore the herds at Lorsch and Bielefeld are not part of the UP anymore, therefore the Freilichtlabor and the Förderkreis Große Pflanzenfresser are doing breeding-back on their own now.
The herd at Lorsch currently consists of Chianina cows only, but they got a new young Watussi bull that is kept somewhere else until he is old enough (you might wonder why they don't by an adult one in the first place, the reason is that there was none available). The herd at Bielefeld currently consists, as planned, of a number of Watussi cows from Brüggen (NRW), plus the young Chianina bull "Bruno", a son of the cows from Lorsch.
|Young Chianina bull plus a Watussi cow at Bielefeld. Kindly provided by Claus Kropp.|
A new herd in Einhausen is planned to be set up for this year. They want to keep with the original idea of creating to breed lines consisting of Chianina x Watussi plus Sayaguesa x Hungarian Grey/Maremmana. I don't know which one the new herd is going to be part of.
They have created a breeding book plus a photo gallery to document the identity of the animals. It is not sure whether the photo gallery and breeding book will become online or not.
This is a thing the Tauros Project missed, leading to a situation where the responsible people sometimes don't know the identity of some of their animals themselves, as far as we "outsiders" know.