It was thought that this breed had completely disappeared about 30 years ago, when
some cross-bred (but descended from the original breed) animals were discovered in
several parts of southwest France.
The program initiated by the 'Conservatoire des Races d'Aquitaine' quickly produced
results. This farm took on several cows and some bulls. The first of these bulls was
selected out for artificial insemination.
The Bordelais is a dairy breed which originated from Dutch and Breton blood. Largely
extinct since the 1960's because they were replaced by the Friesian.
Mason, I.L. 1996. A World Dictionary of Livestock Breeds, Types and Varieties. Fourth
Edition. C.A.B International. 273 pp.
Ferme Conservatoire de Leyssart, Theres Kohler & Dominique Massoubre, Leyssart, F
- 33660 Puynormand