|© Claus Kropp|
That means we can expect (Sayaguesa x Watussi) x (Sayaguesa x Chianina) individuals for next year. I am extremely looking forward to this combination. It might be the most promising combination of the project as it has the potential to unite all needed traits in the right quantity. It will have many Sayaguesa genes, and with Chianina size and Watussi horn size genes this cross product would look almost ideal. That requires luck of course, it could also be that the small horns of Chianina and small body size of Watussi get passed on, most individuals might have a phenotype somewhere in between. That's why I hope that Alvarez will stay with the cows for more than one year. I think that producing at least two good individuals of this combination that can be bred to each other would be a major step forward for the project.