Breed Origin and Development

The native tract of this breed is Motu, Padia and Kalimela area of Malkangiri district. The animals are mostly reared by ‘ KOYA’ tribes of the district.

Breed Description.

The animals are small sized, strong and hardy draft type cattle having small compact body, short legs and good psture. Males are short and strong.
About 60% of animals are polled. Horns are black in color, strong and straight with broad base and rounded tip.
Coat Color mostly brown. White and grey are also seen.
Forehead is flat and proportionate to the body size.
Ears are small and parallel to the ground.
Udder is small. Milk vein is less prominent.
Tail is long which extends below the hock.
These animals attain maturity at the age of around 40-42 months.

Breed utility and Special Qualities.

The breed is a very good draft animal. The tribes also consume the meat of these animals.