Sardinian

Also Known By: Cagliari, Campidano, Sarda (Italian)

This breed originated from the local lowland breed which were large, polled and had white wool. Merino and Barbary breeding were also used in developing the breed.

It is primarily keep for milk production. The males are occationally horned and the females are polled (hornless).

Reference:

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

Photographs:

Associazione Nazionale della Pastorizia, provided by: Dott. Paolo Bani, Istituto di Zootecnica, UniversitÓ Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Via Emilia Parmense, 84, 29100 Piacenza, ITALY

Pier Davide Pozzo, Lane d'Italian, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche

 

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