Busa are a small native breed with numerous strains found throughout southern Yugoslavia, Croatia, Bosnia, Macedonia and Serbia.
A herdbook exists for this breed which, in 1984, represented about 20% of the cattle
population of the country. The average cow stands 104 cm at the withers and weighs
between 230 and 270 cm, while the average bull measures 115 cm at the withers and
weighs between 340 and 430 kg. Color varies according to the regional strain. Busa
from the Metohija region of Yugosalvia, for example, are red, while the Macedonian
strain is blue-gray.
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