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Kalmyk - cow - Russia

(transboundary/brand name)

(most common name):
• Калмыцкая
(local/other name):
• Krasno-astrakhanskaya
• Красно-Астраханская
also named (English):
• Astrakhan
• Red Astrakhan

The Kalmyk is a Turano-Mongolian breed.

The Kalmyk is found in the most western part of southeast Russia — on the steppes around the Volga and Don rivers near the Caspian Sea.

Turano-Mongolian, in reference to cattle, refers to a distinctive skull formation that includes:
• a wedge-shaped skull
• a depression on the frontal bone
• a narrow crown
• horns growing straight-up

You can also go to:

My Daily Cow® Russia and read about other Russian cattle breeds.

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