This breed is named for the northern part of the mountain range that separates Europe
and Asia. Caucasian cattle are hardy mountain animals found from Georgia to Dagestan.
They are probably related to the cattle of Asia Minor with which they share the characteristics
of raised withers and a low back.
Pure Caucasian animals are black to gray-brown.
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