Amrit Mahal Breed ( Cow/ Bull)

Amrit Mahal Cattle
Mysore, Karnataka. Breeding Tract Amrit Mahal: Shimoga, Tumkur, Hassan, Chikmagalur, Chitradurga Davanagere and Tumkur districts of Karnataka.


Amrit Mahal Cattle (ಅಮೃತ ಮಹಲ್)– Breeding status: Conservation

Country: India

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.

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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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