Santa Gertrudis

First bred in Texas on King Ranch

"Monkey"/ Origin

In 1920 , an outstanding bull calf was produced. He had a distinctive red color, and an exceptionally deep and well-muscled body. Monkey was the most impressive calf of any breed ever born on King Ranch. Monkey became the foundation herd sire for the Santa Gertrudis breed.

Color Pattern

Light and Dark red (short,straight slick coat)


Very strong muscular cattle. They have broad and wide chests. Males have Great depth, bone, body capacity and thickness Females are feminine head, clean in the front and blending smoothly from neck to shoulders. Long and smooth in her muscle structure yet displays adequate bone, depthand body capacity