Beasts of burden

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Beasts of burden
« on: September 14, 2018, 07:44:27 PM »
It has been pointed out to me, by several people, that I donít know an ox from a buffalo.
This is your chance to put me right and improve my knowledge of Greek beasts of burden.
Here are the four photos i took in 1966
I  Beige coloured animals pulling a threshing board
2  Black animals pulling a threshing board
3  Two large beige animals at rest
4  A beige animal and a black animal pulling a cart
It would be interesting to learn, after 52 years, just what kind of animals these were
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Re: Beasts of burden
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2018, 12:57:55 PM »
Hilary i am not an expert on bovine animals either but from childhood and what my mother used to say was that the oxen did all the hard work so I think photos 1, 2 and 4 are oxen but number 3  I don't know.  I would like to know too if  what I remember is correct. By the way my aunt, my mother's younger sister Never ate beef as a mark of respect for these hard working animals.
I garden in Cyprus, in a flat old farming field, alt. approx. 30 m asl.