(Silvertine's Signature Species "African Watusi")
Silvertine will deliver a Trophy Watusi you'll want to hang on your wall! Watusi cattle are the most impressive looking of the bovine kingdom. Bulls weigh up to 1500 lbs and can have horn tip-tip widths of over 8 feet, and have large-diameter horn bases. They attract attention wherever they appear, especially in a trophy room! These regal animals can easily trace their ancestry back more than 6,000 years and are referred to as the "cattle of kings."
Long-horned, humpless cattle were well established in the Nile Valley by 4000 B.C. These cattle, known as the Egyptian or Hamitic Longhorn, appear in pictographs in Egyptian pyramids. Over the next 2.000 years they were interbred with Zedu and other breeds from around africa. The admixture eventually produced the Sanga variety, or known as the Ankole. In Rwanda and Burundi, the Tutsi tribe's Sanga variety is called the Watusi. The giant-horned strain, owned by the Tutsi kings and chiefs, is called the Ankole-Watusi and were considered sacred.
Watusi first came to America in the 1960s, and this magnificent animal is no longer endangered, but bred to encourage the finer aspects of appearance and hardiness. The animals' large horns are honeycombed with blood vessels, and are used to thermo-regulate in hot weather. Blood moving through the horns is cooled by moving air, and then flows back into the body and lowers the animal's body temperature.
There are no seasonal restrictions on hunting the Watusi, which makes it a suitable trophy year round.
We utilize many different method of hunting Trophy Watusi. Hunters of Trophy Watusi can choose the Still hunting method or hunting from a Blind. We allow Bow Hunting, Rifle Hunting, and Black Powder. We can accommodate hunters of any age and experience level, as well as hunters with physical limitations.