Red spotted Valdostana
The red spotted Valdostana, like the other spotted red breeds populating the base of Monte Bianco, probably derives its name from black and white cattle from Northern Europe introduced by the Burgundians towards the end of the fifth century.
It is the most widespread native breed in the Western European Alps, where it has perfectly adapted to the geographic and climatic conditions.
It is characterised by a red coat dappled with colour variations from light red to deep red. The head is generally white with short, thin and red ears while the abdominal region, the distal parts of the limbs and tail are white. The horns are yellowish and are directed forward and upward. The limbs are short and vigorous, with large joints, the hocks are strong and the shins are short and solid. The claws are tightened and made up of a compact horny tissue.