Amrit Mahal Cattle (ಅಮೃತ ಮಹಲ್)– Breeding status: Conservation
Home or breeding tract: Shimoga, Tumkur, Hassan, Chikmagalur, Chitradurga Davanagere and Tumkur districts of Karnataka.
Body: More massive and of larger built.
Body color: Amritmahal is usually Grey in color but this is varied from white to almost black.
Accession number : INDIA_CATTLE_0800_AMRITMAHAL_03001
Markings over body: White-grey markings are present on face & dewlap. Dark shades on neck, shoulder, hump, and hindquarters.
Skin: Skin is Thin.
Head: The head is well shaped and it is long and tapering towards the muzzle.
Forehead: bulges out slightly and is narrow and furrowed in the middle.
Face: These Amrit Mahal Cattle mostly has White-grey markings on their faces
Ears: Small and pointed, structure in a horizontal position. Inside Ears, it will be in yellow color.
Neck: Fairly strong and Long.
Dewlap: Wight-grey markings are present on Dewlap
Shoulder hump: Hump is well built and shaped, and rise to the height about eight Inches.
Penis sheath flap: The sheath and navel flap are very small and close to the body.
Horns: The horns are fairly close together in an upward and backward direction with sharp points which are usually black.
Production traits: Cowes are Poor milkers.
Ability as draught purpose: The bullocks were regularly classified as
- Ploughing bullocks,
- Pack bullocks,
- Gun bullocks, etc.
by the Mysore rulers. they are extremely fine cattle, particularly for quick transportation. They are observed to have great endurance.
Anything else: These Cattle are maintained in the pasture areas without any restrictions and handling.
Accession number: INDIA_CATTLE_0800_AMRITMAHAL_03001
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