Another animal portmanteau

In the Beautiful Farmyard postcard set, one for the Brahmousin:

Hybrids of many kinds are named by portmanteaus; the names mirror the things. So it is with the Brahmousin.

(Brahmousins are usually pictured as big and blocky, but here’s a sweet family.)

From French Wikipedia:

C’est un hybride de bœuf européen, Bos taurus, et de zébu, Bos taurus indicus. Cette race a été créée en croisant la brahmane aux qualités reconnues de résistance aux maladies tropicales et à la chaleur avec la limousine, race hautement productive et à la qualité de viande reconnue.

From the Brahmousin website:

The superior maternal traits, insect resistance, foraging ability, and heat tolerance of the Brahman combined with the carcass traits of the Limousin make Brahmousin an unbeatable breed for the cowman.

One Response to “Another animal portmanteau”

  1. mae Says:

    Not to mention BEEFALLO which my spelling corrector won’t let alone in lower case. We saw a whole herd of them in Grand Canyon NP.

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