Black Herefords are a hybrid breed developed by crossing Hereford and Angus cattle and having at least 62.5% registered Hereford blood, black in color and sired by a bull registered by the American Black Hereford Association. Most have traditional white markings of a Hereford but black hided instead of red.
The American Black Hereford Association was established in 1994. The first cattle to qualify were registered in 1997.
In 2002, Black Hereford became a registered trademark with the US Patent and Trademark Office.
In 2003, Black Herefords received international breed designation from the National Association of Animal breeders.
EPD's were established for Black Herefords as a separate beef breed in 2005.