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Aosta Chestnut - cow - Italy

Aosta Chestnut
(transboundary/brand name)

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

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


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