Fighting bull
ene 25, 2016

Fighting bull

Features Fighting Bull
How much you know about the bull?

The fighting bulls is a type of cattle that has been specially selected and bred to produce bulls who face a matador in a bull ring, in an event called bullfight.

Fighting Bull Exterior:

The bull, mammal robust 1.5 meters high and 2.5 meters long, can weigh up to 1000 kg. The biggest bull that has dealt in history weighed 950 kilos, and he did the Mexican David Liceaga in the Monumental de Barcelona July 24, 1932.

Parts of the bull are exploited to the maximum in different sectors such as food, handicrafts, taxidermy (technique to dissect animals), footwear, among others.

Skin: may be used for up to 15 pairs of shoe soles. It is also used to design vests and rope pulleys.
Gastronomy: skull, eyes, spine, tonsils and intestines are not marketed.
Other uses: creams, soaps, gels and shampoos.

      fighting bull


We really distinguish a bull from another? What do the graffiti on the body of the bull? with the following pictures you can meet one of its characteristics "Hair" and its immense distinctions !!

Cattle hairs or pints
Uniform hair:

                      Toro de lidia


Ensabanado: Skin and white hairs
Albabahio: Color beige (more common in calves)
Jabonero clear
Jabonero: Dirty White yellowish
Jabonero Sucio
Barroso: light brown
Melocotón: light reddish hair
Rubio: light red or gold colored
Colorado: tone more or less red hair
Retinto: darker red color, uneven tone.
Castaño claro
Castaño: Mix of red hair and black

                      toro de lidia pelo

Berrendos
Bull you enter the white and the other any possible, on uneven spots. They are called pronghorn in the color of those spots.

                      toro de lidia. berrendos

Sardo
Resulting from the mixture of black hairs, red and white

                                  toro de lidia. sardo

Salinero
Paint that is a mixture of white and colored hairs

                                  toro de lidia. salinero

Learn more about the exciting world of bullfighting in http://www.servitoro.com/es/terminologia-taurina

See also http://www.abc.es/cultura/toros/abci-diez-motivos-toro-lidia-100-por-ciento-raza-autoctona-201601181613_noticia.html

Sources:
Union of breeders of fighting bulls
Galicia file

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