I work with a herd of braunviehs and love them. They are gentle, and easy to handle. I would say a bit on the larger frame and body capacity sized. Breeder claims they are easy keeping and eat less than his angus commercial cows.
If bred to black, calves will be black. If bred to ANY color, calves will be red, black tiger striped.
His son showed a braunvieh steer and was placed mid class, after the carcass contest, the steer kicked butt and was first in the carcass class!! In fact, I think he went prime (only one in the whole fair)!!!
This year he has a steer that is a half blood and he can't wait to see its carcass!
Anyway, if trying to produce good, functional, easy keeping, easy handling, easy feeding cattle, this breed is definately worth looking into!!!
I will show my ignorance: when I first went to the herd, I laughed and said "well, I sure don't know where the bramaha influence is, but I can kinda see the gelbvieh influence! Luckily, the fella just smiled and told me what they really were and their history!!! I sure learned a lot that day and am glad he had enough class not to laugh me off his farm!!!