(most common name in English)
(most common name):
• Pustertaler Sprinzen (Austria, Italy)
• Pustertaler Schecken (Germany)
• Pustertaler Sprinzen
also named (English):
also named (German):
also named (Italian):
• Pusterer Sprinzen
• Razza Pusteria
The Pustertaler began in the eastern part of the Puster Valley — which is in the autonomous province of South Tyrol (Alto Adige in Italian) in northern Italy.
The entire Puster Valley (Val Pusteria in Italian) lies in an east-west direction between Lienz in East Tyrol, Austria and Rio di Pusteria near Brixen in South Tyrol, Italy. Tyrol (also, the Tyrole) is a historical region found in the Alps of northern Italy and western Austria.
The Pustertaler is believed to have evolved from a combination of Eringer, Tux-Zillertal, Simmental, Pinzgauer, and local blond and red cattle. The Vosges is thought to have also played a part in some herds.
The Pustertaler is bred in Austria, Italy and Germany — with Italy having the largest population.
(German) schecken = patches of color
(German) sprinzen = speckles of color
You can also go to:
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