It comes from Sardinia. It seems to belong to the Podolico breed. Although it is quite rustic, it is scarcely productive; it is bred in Sardinia in difficult areas.
Since 1985 the Registry Office of autochthonous cattle breeds and ethnic groups of limited diffusion has been founded, in order to protect those Italian cattle breeds at risk of extinction and to safeguard this genetic heritage. Among them there are the following breeds: Agerolese, Bianca Val Padana (Modenese), Burlina, Cabannina, Calvana, Cinisara, Garfagnina, Modicana, Mucca Pisana, Pezzata Rossa d’Oropa, Pinzgau, Pontremolese, Pustertaler, Reggiana, Sarda, Sardo-Modicana, Varzese.
The colour of the coat is varied, uniform or striped. In females it shades from dark red to light golden red. In males the coat is black or dark red. Black wide muzzle with white shade. Small size.
Height: 110-115 cm
- males: 300 kg
- females: 250 kg
Both for meat and milk but low production, its importance lies in its breeding in marginal difficult areas.
Sarda - Cow
Sarda - Bull
Sarda - Coat tiger