Watusi are medium-sized animals, with long, large-diameter horns, they attract attention wherever they appear.
These regal animals can easily trace their ancestry back more than 6,000 years and have often been referred to as "cattle of kings." Horns are long and symmetrical, with a base large and proportional to horn length. Lyre and circular shapes are preferable to flat. The Ankole-Watusi is medium in size, with cows weighing 900 - 1200 pounds and bulls weighing 1000 - 1600 pounds.
Newborn calves weigh 30 - 50 pounds. This small birth-weight makes Ankole-Watusi bulls useful for breeding to first-calf-heifers of other breeds.