Algarve Churro

This meat and carpet wool breed is found in region of Faro in Portugal. They are white with black spots on the face and feet. Ten percent of the population is black. The breed is horned and originated from Andalusian Churro which were imported between 1870 and 1890.


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


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Added May 28, 2002