A pure French breed, from Bazas and Landes, a region in the south of France, the Bazadais (pronounced BAZ-A-DAY) originates from crossing of local breeds such as the Marini (a small grey cow from Landes) and breeds from Spain. There are suggestions of a possible infusion as far back as the middle ages of Bos Indicus brought in by the invading Moors.
A herd book was established in France in 1895.
Bazadais range in colour from Charcoal or dark grey to light grey. The calves are born a wheaten colour which gradually gives way to a light or dark charcoal colour just before weaning. The Bazadais has excellent conformation, exceptional length, a fine bone structure, good muscle development, a large back and a round rump. The eye, muzzle and mucous membranes are pigmented terra cotta while the hoof is small with a dark tough horn.
About The Breed:
Bazadais are a very hardy type of animal who fatten easily on grass, have a fine meat with an excellent flavour, a good proportion of marbling with an even fat cover and a high ratio of meat to bone. They have been bred to survive and are to be found grazing high in the alpine meadows in the extreme cold of the Pyrenees Mountains down to the hotter more arid regions of the Spanish border, with an endurance to the cold and the heat the Bazadais is proving to be a very adaptable breed. Bazadais are a breed with many exceptional qualities. They are fast becoming a breed of choice in Australia, with trials being run from the Northern Territory to Tasmania.
2/B or not 2/B":1chttomd said:Brandonm22":1chttomd said:
Definitely big butted and muscular. Do you think they're slow finishing? I didn't see anything about disposition either. Cool post though. It was fun looking at all those pictures of a breed I've never heard of.
2/B or not 2/B":37zjiwps said:Definitely big butted and muscular. Do you think they're slow finishing? I didn't see anything about disposition either. Cool post though. It was fun looking at all those pictures of a breed I've never heard of.
dun":3hkt08a7 said:I wonder how they got over looked or passed by during the continental invasion when about all of the contientals that had something to offer were imported