This is the first Full Watusi embryo Transplant born in North America. It was 1980. Sire was Jimmy the Swede and the dam was a Rare Animal Survival cow. Me on the left and embryologist Za Johnson on the right. This was at our lab at Calhan, Colorado. This calf came at great cost in the early days of embryo transfer. There were only a few.
Jimmie the Swede was a full blood Watusi imported to the USA from the Stockholm Zoo in Sweden by Jimmy Tarbox of Oklahoma. He was the first Watusi available in North America in frozen semen, the first to sire a Watusi embryo transfer and appears in the most pedigrees of any Watusi sire this side of Africa. Although he has been replaced by modern bulls with more horn, he left his “Swedish Pattern” color in Mexico, Canada and in between.