Also Known By:Domiatta, Domiatti, Domyati, Dumiati, Dumyati
The Damietta is found in the north eastern portion of the Nile delta and the Mediterranean
coast. A variety of Egyptian, it is an important dairy animal for the region. The
breed bears a strong resemblance to the Shami (Damascus) breed of Syria but has finer
and more erect horns. Damietta are usually red but will occasionally have some white
Genus Bos: Cattle Breeds of the World, 1985, MSO-AGVET (Merck & Co., Inc.), Rahway,
Mason, I.L. 1996. A World Dictionary of Livestock Breeds, Types and Varieties. Fourth
Edition. C.A.B International. 273 pp.