Thutho breed of cattle is also known as “Ameshi”, “Sheapi”, “Chokru” and “Tseso”. Thutho cattle are available in all districts of Nagaland. This breed is mainly used for meat, draught and manure. Animals are well adapted to hilly region and able to graze on hill slopes even during rainfall. Colour of the animals are black or brown, sometimes white patches on face and body. Animals are medium in size, hardy, well-built and docile. Fore-head is small and straight. Backline is uneven, slopes behind the small hump, rises to peak between hipbones and then drops sharply to the tail head. Horns are curved outward and upward. Short and stumpy. The animals are maintained in extensive management system and generally maintained on grazing only. Cows are generally not milked.
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Compiled by Animal Breeding Group, NDDB from Information System on Animal Genetic Resources of India (AGRI-IS)- developed at National Bureau of Animal Genetic Resources, Karnal, Hariana, India.