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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(9): 513-518
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.609.061


Physical and Morphometric Characteristics of Khillar Breed of Cattle
A.A. Adgale, B.S. Katkade*, S.B. Khade, M.M. Chopade and S.J. Komatwar
College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Parbhani- 431402, Maharashtra, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The present study is on Physical and Morphometric characteristics of 248 (235 milking cows, 09 dry cows, 04 bulls) Khillar cattle breed at Bull Mother Farm, Junoni, Solapur. The Khillar cattle were compact and tight white skinned breed with significant variation among cows, bullocks and bulls and muzzle color was mostly black, mottled and carroty. Tail lengths were found to be for cows, bullocks and bulls of Khillar cattle were 111.29 ± 0.77 cm, 119.45 ± 0.43 cm, and 114.08 ± 1.05 cm respectively in straight shape. The shape of horns were typical curved with average length 55.85 ± 0.22 cm in cows, 59.22 ± 0.30 cm in bullocks and 60.78 ± 1.24 cm in bulls. Most of Khillar cattle were found in moderate temperament followed with tactile and docile temperament, breeding bull were wild temperament. The udders shape was mostly in round shape followed with bowl shape with medium to small size. The mean morphometric characteristics in cows, bullocks and bulls were found to be high in bulls followed with bullocks and cows. The correlations amongst different characters except slope of rump were highly significant indicating close relationship between them in males and females of Khillar cattle.


Keywords: Physical and morphometric characteristics, Cattle.
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Adgale, A.A., B.S. Katkade, S.B. Khade, M.M. Chopade and Komatwar, S.J. 2017. Physical and Morphometric Characteristics of Khillar Breed of Cattle.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(9): 513-518. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.609.061