Poitou

Also Known As: Poitevin

The Poitou is a dairy breed found in western France.  These animals are usually polled and have long hair coats.  In coloration, they are black-brown with a pale underbelly and legs.  The breed is rare.

Reference:
Mason, I.L. 1996. A World Dictionary of Livestock Breeds, Types and Varieties. Fourth Edition. C.A.B International. 273 pp.
Photographs:
Reynald Clapisson

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Added January 12, 1998; updated February 22, 2002