The typical Charolais cow is white in color, with a pink nose, large and long body. Nowadays, the breeders have also developed Charolais cows with black or red skin. Charolais cows are massive animals with a muscular body and strong legs.
Charolais cows have a robust structure, short limbs and small head. These cows are also distinguished by quiet and mild temperament.
In maturity, cows have a body mass between 700 and 800 kilograms, and bulls between 1,200 and 1,300 kilos. In exceptional cases, bulls of the Charolais breed can also reach the weight of 1650 kilograms.