Rathi cattle

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Rathi (Hindi:राटि), also synonymous with its variant Rath, is a breed of cattle indigenous to India. It originated in the region of the state of Rajasthan consisting of Bikaner, Ganganagar and Hanumangarh districts.[1] It is an important dual purpose cattle breed of India known for both its milking and draught prowess. The cattle is locally known to have two variants, Rathi is a draft breed[2] while Rath is a pure milch variant. The Rath variant originated in the Alwar district of Rajasthan and was domesticated by Rath tribe. Rath is characterized by its white skin with black or gray spots[3] while Rathi is usually of brown colour.

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  1. ^ "National Dairy Development Board". Dairy Knowledge. Retrieved 16 May 2015. 
  2. ^ "Rathi cattle". Department of Animal Science - Oklahoma State University. Retrieved 16 May 2015. 
  3. ^ "Rath cattle". Department of Animal Science - Oklahoma State University. Retrieved 16 May 2015.