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Alpine Hérens -heifer- France/Switzerland

Alpine Hérens
(historical breed name)

(most common name):
(local/other name):
• French Hérens
(local/other historical breed name):
• la race Alpine Hérens

Alpine Hérens’ is now a historical breed name for the Swiss Hérens found in France. As of 2018, the most common name used is simply ‘Hérens’ and the transboundary/brand name is Swiss Hérens.

‘Valdotaine Chatagnée’ (also Valdôtaine Chatagnée) has been identified incorrectly as a breed name for the Swiss Hérens found in France. Valdotaine Chatagnée is another name for the Aosta Chestnut.

Valdôtain is a dialect (patois) spoken in the Aosta Valley of Italy which is bordered to the west by Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France and to the north by Valais, Switzerland (origination of the Hérens breed).

(Valdôtain) chatagnée = chestnut

This page was last updated on: 2023-06-16

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