Romagnola

From Cow

The ancestors of the breed Romagnola (pronouced 'Roma - nola') were the Bos primigenius podolicus - a wild ox which lived on the Italian peninsula, and to a great extent, from the Bos primigenius nomadicus, a bovine originating in the Euro-Asian steppes, which came to Italy during the fourth Century A.D. with the Gothic invasion led by Aginulf.

The Romagnola is ivory to light grey in colour with black pigmented skin including the muzzle, horn tips, hooves and tail switch. They are horned which are lyre-shaped in cows and half-moon shaped in bulls - a distinctive characteristic. Their colouring helps them in hot climates and they grow dense coats in winters.

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