Alentejana

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The Alentejana is a cattle breed from Portugal. The Alentejana breed has the protected geographical status of DOC (Denominação de Origem Controlada) from the European Commission

Description[edit]

  • Forehead - Slightly convex, especially in the transverse direction.
  • Ears - Well set, horizontal and covered with long hairs on its inner surface.
  • Eyes - The flower of the faces.
  • Bevel - Slightly convex, or even straight, and well delineated.
  • Faces - dry, leaving the muzzle posted.
  • Muzzle - Developed, with mirror staining identical to that of other mucosal or slightly pigmented.
  • Neck - In males, is thick, short, horizontal, provided with barb that extends to a large fold from the chin to the cilhadouro, with only a slight slowdown after last the throat area. In females, is much less thick, narrow upper lip and barb less developed.
  • Withers - Medium in width and slightly protruding.
  • Back - Long and moderately wide.
  • Loin or kidney - For wide.
  • Croup - Long, of good width and anterior muscular regularly.
  • Tail - Fine, falling in regular smooth curve from its insertion and finished a tassel and hairy.
  • Breaststroke - For outstanding.
  • Backing - Alto, slightly convex, but extending and rounding gradually as approaches the abdominal region.
  • Flank - Short.
  • Udder - for developed and regularly implemented.
  • Lining - Long and developed.
  • States - Of medium size and thickness, and mus guided and regular upright.
  • Shoulder - Long and wide.
  • Arm and forearm - Strong.
  • Thigh - long and large but shallow muscle mass.
  • Buttocks - for tending to decline and arched.
  • Extremities (hands and feet) - solid, wide joints.
  • Nails - Well shaped, solid and smooth, whose color ranges from amber to fiery.

Characteristics[edit]

The race is represented by rustic, energetic and gentle animals that in the recent past were used to work.

Extension[edit]

The breed region is circumscribed almost exclusively to the Southern Portuguese Region of Alentejo, in both, High and Low Alentejo.

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