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Ennstaler Bergschecken

Lassacher J.

Ennstaler Bergschecken cattle are petite, small and fox- red cattle with typical white, small brindled markings. The head, the neck, the legs and the torso bottom are mostly white and speckled at the point of transition to where the body becomes pigmented. The ears are red, horns and claws are yellow and the muzzle is light pink. The dewlap is weakly developed.

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Jersey

Meinhard Huber

Jersey cattle are small, petite and horned with a fine skeleton and less muscles. The colour ranges from yellow-brown to bright red, cream, black and occasionally they are even piebald. On the head, shoulder and hip they are almost always darker and many animals have a dorsal stripe. The muzzle is dark and always lined in a lighter colour. Animals of this breed have a short head with a broad forehead, a saddled brow line and large expressive eyes.

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Carinthian Blondvieh

Leitner

The Carinthian Blondvieh are medium-framed cattle with a long head and a fine skeleton. The long middle-quarters and not too strong hind-quarters (not double-muscled), the solid almost white to dark-blonde coat, as well as the light pigmented mucosa and the solid leather-coloured muzzle are characteristic of this breed. The hooves and horns are waxen-yellow.

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Murbodner

Moser

The Murbodner cattle are a solid light, medium-framed beef breed. The basic colour is blond to fox-red and “thaler” markings occur frequently. The muzzle is black with a bright blaze, also known as the “Herzl”. The area around the muzzle and the eyes and the lower part of the legs are of a lighter colour. The horn and tail tips are dark grey to black. The hoofs are darkly pigmented, very hard and resistant. Bulls are usually darker and the neck area is black.

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Pustertaler Sprinzen

Luca Nolli

The Pustertaler Sprinzen are predominantly white, while the transitions to the red, brown or black coloured body parts look as if they had been splashed with colour especially on the flanks. The name “Sprinzen” comes from this special marking. The good medium-framed animals have a deep, long torso and a thick neck.

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Tux Zillertaler

ÖNGENE

The Tux Zillertaler are small to medium-framed with a large body depth and a fine skeleton, a dry fundament and hard hooves. They are characterised by their red, brown and black colour with white markings on the back in the region of the sacrum, known as the “Federl”. The tail and the lower abdomen and lower breast are white, the horn tips and the hooves are darkly pigmented.

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Waldviertler Blondvieh

Fleischhacker

The Waldviertler Blondvieh cattle are a small-framed, long-living and above all a late maturing cow in terms of milk performance with a narrow body, a fine skeleton and an average musculature. The animals are almost white or blond with a flesh- coloured muzzle and yellow- brown horns and hooves.

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Angus

Oliver Behringer

The Angus are medium framed, black or red cattle with short legs and a low-set torso. The torso is cylindrical and has a distinct rectangular shape. The breastbone protrudes quite clearly between the front legs. The head is small and short and this cattle breed is genetically polled.

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Aubrac

Stephan Hauser

The Aubrac is medium framed, well- muscled and yellow to dark red-brown. The bulls are darker pigmented becoming almost black on the head, neck and front legs. The muzzle is dark and the area surrounding it is hairy and of light colour. The tail tip is black and the horns are light in colour featuring a black tip.

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Blonde Aquitaine

Rinnhofer

This cattle breed is completely light in colour to wheat coloured, large framed and extremely long. Light areas occur around the eyes and the muzzle and on the bottom side of the torso. The lower part of the legs is also brighter. The muzzle and the mucosa are pink. The animals are very well muscled in all meat- bearing parts and have a fine fundament and a thin skin. The horns are wax-yellow with dark tips.

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Blue Belgian

Hauser

The white-blue Belgian cattle are medium sized and heavy with massive muscles. The animals are white to blue-white spotted and occasionally also black and white. They have a relatively small head, a thin skin and are horned.

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Charolais

Sendlhofer

The Charolais are horned, white to off-white, large framed beef cattle with a lot of depth and width of the body. They have a pink muzzle, bright hooves and a short, broad head. Animals of this breed are characterized by their well-muscled shoulders, loins and haunches as well as their strong fundament.

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Dexter

ZAR

Dexter cattle are extremely small with a broad, deep torso. They have very short legs with an outstandingly strong angulation of the hind legs and heavily muscled hindquarters. Usually animals of this breed are black, occasionally there are also red or grey- brown animals. White spots can sometimes occur on the udder or scrotum. In cows, the horns point upwards. 

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Galloway

HaKa

The Galloway cattle are small to medium framed with long hair and a soft and waxy, dense undercoat. They are black, dun (blond- silver) belted or white. This breed is characterized by its short, broad head, medium length, broad fringed ears, a medium-length neck, edged and high shoulders and a full, deep chest. The haunches should be plump but round haunches are undesirable. Animals of this breed are genetically polled.

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Gelbvieh

The Gelbvieh cattle are a tall-growing, long, horned cattle with good muscles and strong bones. They are solid yellow and generally have a bright, but sometimes a dark muzzle.

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Hereford

The Hereford cattle are medium framed and solid red. The head, the lower part of the neck and the chest, the lower abdomen, the udder or scrotum, the tail tip, the lower part of the legs and a narrow strip at the top of the neck to the withers are white. The forehand is strongly developed, it has a great depth of chest and relatively short legs. Most animals are horned. The horns are typically drawn to the sides and curved downwards. Polled animals of this breed can be found in North America and Great Britain.

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Hinterwälder

The Hinterwälder cattle are horned, small framed, noble and petite. They are the smallest cattle breed in central Europe. The animals are usually speckled, sometimes covered, and have a leathery yellow to red pigmentation. The head and the legs are always white and they have a long, deep torso and fine, dry limbs.

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Limousin

Liebchen

The Limousin are medium to large framed beef cattle of a rectangular shape. The coat is solid red-brown with lighter patches in the area surrounding the eyes and the muzzle as well as the lower part of the chest. Bulls are darker than cows. The muzzle is pink and the head of these animals is relatively small. Another characteristic of this breed is the strong musculature of all the meat bearing parts of the body and a fine skeleton. The horns and hoofs are fair.

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Luing

The Luing cattle are a medium sized, mostly red-brown to dark-brown, and partly even white, red-white speckled beef cattle. Cattle of this breed have white markings. They are long-haired and compact with a deep torso and well- muscled. In addition, this is a horned breed and in some herds one can find polled animals due to crossbreeding with polled breeds.

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Piemontese

ZAR

The Piemontese cattle are medium sized. The cows are light-grey with a dark muzzle and anus as well as a dark vagina. The bulls are darker, especially at the shoulder, at the upper arm and around the eyes and the tail tip. The animals have powerful muscles at the neck, shoulder and haunches and are relatively fine-boned and horned. The calves are born reddish-yellow and their colour changes after a few months.

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Salers

The Salers cattle are large framed, solid dark-red, sometimes black and have  remarkably long and curly hair. The mucous membranes as well as the muzzle are light in colour. This breed is characterized by its broad head with long, protruding horns which are usually turned outward. The tail tip is white, the animals are well muscled and have a strong fundament.

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Scottish Highland

ZAR

The Scottish Highland cattle are coloured red, dun (grey), black, yellow or white. The hair is dense, long and only slightly curled. The head is characterized by the large width of the face and the great distance between the eyes- however a short distance between the eyes and mouth. The well- developed head of hair on the forehead and above the eyes is typical, as are the powerful, protruding horns. The ears are bushy and the legs are short compared to other cattle breeds. The Highland cattle should not look long-legged. The horns, which are widely spread and symmetrical, are another typical feature of Highland cattle.

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Shorthorn

The torso of the Beef-Shorthorn cattle has the typical rectangular shape of all beef cattle breeds. This breed comes in the three colours of red, white and red roan. The latter occurs most frequently in Germany. In animals with a coloured coat, the lower abdomen most often sports with white spots. The horns are relatively short and are wax- coloured. Some animals are genetically polled and have a calm temperament.

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Yak

Christian Moser

In addition to the colours black, brown, grey and white Yak cattle are also pied, especially with a back blaze. The area surrounding the mouth is always bright and the torso is covered with long hair. The abdominal mane is particularly pronounced. The tail is hairy all over its length and the mouth is covered with hair. Yaks only have a tiny muzzle. The shoulders are hump- like, high and the limbs are firm, strong, hairy and short. The horns are widely spread and occasionally one finds polled animals.

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Dwarf Zebu

Christian Moser

The Dwarf Zebu is a small framed cattle with a hump. The head looks elongated due to the narrow forehead. The limbs are relatively long and slender, the hind legs often have a deducted pelvis (abgezogenes Becken) and a deep tail head. The horns of the younger animals usually lead straight up. In older animals, they are usually longer and bent forward. Dwarf Zebus can be brown, black and white but also spotted or speckled. Often the animals have a dorsal stripe, markings on the head like a blaze or a star but these are rarely allowed.

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