Umblachery – cattle breed (Cow/Bull)
- 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 Breed- Details:
Jathi Madu, Mottai madu, Molai Madu, Therkathi Madu
Registered Number: INDIA_CATTLE_1800_UMBLACHERY_03029
Home or breeding tract: Thanjavur, Thiruvarur and Nagapattinam districts of Tamil Nadu. It is most closely related to Kangayam breed of cattle.
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.
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
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.
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Source : Allpaedia
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