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Aosta Chestnut -cow- Italy

Aosta Chestnut
(transboundary/brand name)

(most common name):
Valdostana Castana
(local/other name):
• Razza Valdostana castana
• Castana
• Aosta Valley Chestnut
local/other name (French):
• Châtaignée
• Valdôtaine châtaigne
local/other name (Valdôtain):
• Valdotaine Chatagnée
• Valdôtaine Chatagnée

The Aosta Chestnut is a color variety of the Valdostana Pezzata Nera (Aosta Black Pied) and is registered in the same herdbook.

The Aosta Chestnut is identical to the Hérens.

The Aosta Chestnut is bred to consistently have a reddish ‘chestnut’ coat. Like the Hérens, they are also used in cow-fight competitions.

NOTE: 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: 2023-05-14

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