The Kastelorizo cattle are relics of a population formerly bred in Kastelorizo and neighboring islets. The cattle are believed to derive from crosses of cattle arriving from the Turkish coast with cattle from other Aegean islands


Morphological Traits

The Kastelorizo population bears features of old indigenous Greek breeds utilized mainly for agricultural work.

Productivity traits


The population is classified as ‘Critical’ (2019).


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