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Chaouia - heifer calf - Algeria

Chaouia
(most common name)

(local/other name):
• Aran
• Shauria
• Orano-Algiers

The Chaouia, in the Aurès Mountains in northwest Algeria, was once considered a sub-variety of the Guelma but is now considered a separate variety of the Brown Atlas, deriving from the Cheurfa.

The Chaouia and the Moroccan Brown Atlas were once known as the Mauritanian type — supposedly the largest type in the Atlas Mountains.

The following various local types were named by Diffloth in 1914:
• the Oran
• the Beni Sliman
• the Tiaret
• the Aïn-Beïra - poorly developed
• the Cheliff - a reddish color
• the Biskra - small, brown (identical to the Djerba in Tunisia)


You can also go to:

My Daily Cow® Algeria and read about other Algerian cattle breeds.

The Cow Wall® A-Z Cattle Breed Picture Reference to see other breeds of cattle in the world.