(most common name in English)
(most common name):
local/other name (English):
• Albanian Illyrian
The Illyrian belongs to the Illyrian Shorthorn cattle group and is a brachyceros type.
The Illyrian is an Iberian type, similar to the Greek Shorthorn, and includes the Albanian and Buša.
Local strains have included:
• Skhodra Red (Scutari) - best developed; strong back, deep chest, long body and correct legs; red coat (various shades)
• Marolais - less well-developed; triple-purpose
• Albanian Dwarf - smallest type, found in the mountains
Brachyceros-type cattle are described as:
• having a long skull with a deep forehead
• having a red, brown or black coat
This page was last updated on: 2023-05-18
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