EXOTICCTYN indicates whether household owned any "exotic" or "cross-(bred)" or "grade" cattle. The "exotic" descriptor distinguishes imported breeds of cattle from "traditional," "local," or "indigenous" breeds of cattle, reported for some surveys in CATTLEYN. The complementary variable EXOTICCTNUM reports the number of such "exotic" cows or bulls owned by the household.
The information in EXOTICCTYN is taken from the household record and applies to regular household residents, not temporary visitors. Researchers may wish to exclude visitors using the RESIDENT variable when women, children, or births are the unit of analysis, and using the HHRESIDENT variable when household members are the unit of analysis.