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Illyrian -cow- Albania

(most common name in English)

(most common name):
local/other name (English):
• Albanian
• 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:
• small
• shorthorned
• 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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