cou clair/ cou blanc

Discussion in 'Dairy Diaries' started by FrenchFarm, Jul 26, 2008.

  1. FrenchFarm

    FrenchFarm New Member

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    Jul 25, 2008
    Mid-Michigan
    Pardon my spelling, but in Alpine coloring, what is the difference between cou clair and cou blanc? And can you define black-eared sungau?
     
  2. Sybil

    Sybil New Member

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    Dec 21, 2007
    Rainier, Oregon
    cou clair is off-white, tan, beige front quarters where as a cou blanc is white front quarters. If the sundgau is true sundgau except for black ears you could register that way with the discription stating black ears.
     

  3. K-Ro

    K-Ro New Member

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    Oct 13, 2007
    Texas
    COU BLANC (coo blanc) - literally "white neck" white front quarters and black hindquarters with black or gray markings on the head.

    COU CLAIR (coo clair) - literally "clear neck" front quarters are tan, saffron, off-white, or shading to gray with black hindquarters.

    SUNDGAU (sundgow) - black with white markings such as under body, facial stripes, etc. (you would add the black ear markings)