Umblachery – cattle breed (Cow/Bull)

 Nagapattinam and Tiruvarur

Nagapattinam and Tiruvarur


  • Umblachery cattle breeds reared mostly the coastal plains of Thanjavur, Nagapattinam and Tiruvarur districts, Tamil Nadu
  • These Cow/Bull Calves mostly red or brown colour at birth with all unique marking in the face, tail and limbs
  • Generally, hocks have white marking (near toe)
  • Dehorning of bullocks is the peculiar practice in the Umblachery breed

Umblachery cattle

Umblachery cattle

Umblachery Cattle Breed- Details:

Other Name:



Mottai madu

, Molai Madu, Therkathi Madu

Registered Number: INDIA_CATTLE_1800_UMBLACHERY_03029

Country: India

Home or breeding tract: Thanjavur, Thiruvarur and Nagapattinam districts of Tamil Nadu. It is most closely related to Kangayam breed of cattle.

Body: Medium

Body colour: Red at birth and thereafter change to grey during development. Males are dark grey with black extremities whereas cows are grey with light-dark grey area in face, neck and hip regions. There are white markings on face, limb and tail and the marking on the leg resembles socks.

umblachery cow breed

Skin: Black

Forehead: Fore head is slightly broad with a shallow groove in the middle. White star is present on forehead.

Face: In bulls dark in colour and reduced intensity in cows and bullocks.

Eyes: Black eyelids

Ears: Horizontal

Muzzle: Black

Dewlap: Small to large

Shoulder hump: Small to large

Naval flap: Small to large

Penis sheath flap: Tucked up

Horns: Curve outwards and inwards, sometimes spreading laterally. Inward, forward and lateral pointing tips. Black in colour.

Tail: With White or partially white switch

Hooves: Black, white and black  and white

Udder: Small, tucked up

Teats: Cylindrical with Round Tips

Veins over udder: Small

Ability as draught purpose: These animals are suitable for ploughing, carting, threshing and levelling in marshy paddy fields.


Source : Allpaedia


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