Mounted head Heckrund bull

Mounted head of a very large Heckrund bull. This bull is very expertly mounted with a very high attention to detail. He comes from a German animal park. The heckrund is a breed of cattle (Bos domesticus) named after German brothers Heinz and Lutz Heck. Rebreeding In the 1920s and 1930s, Heinz and Lutz Heck tried to create a breed of cattle with the same traits as the extinct wild ancestor of today's cattle breeds: the primordial cattle (Bos primigenius). Their method consisted in crossing "primitive breeds" such as the Corsican mountain cattle, the Spanish fighting bull, the Scottish highlander and the Hungarian stepper cattle. As a result, the heckbeef obtained some "wild traits" that have been "selected away" in most domesticated cows. However, breeding back the primal cattle was a scientifically controversial issue from the beginning. It also never succeeded in recovering all the characteristics of the primal cattle. Nevertheless, the Hecks' project was able to fall back on support from the German National Socialist government from 1933 onward. The then Reichforstmeister and Reichsjägermeister Hermann Göring allowed heck cattle to graze in his hunting grounds Rominten (Krasnolesye) near the Russian-Polish border.
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