National Bureau of Animal Genetic Resources
Purnathadi buffalo name has been derived from the name of local river Purna which originates in Satpura hills and passes through Akola and Amaravati districts of Vidarbha region of Maharashtra. These animals are medium in size, whitish to light brown, while the newborn calves generally have complete whitish coat, which changes to brown as age grows. Patch of white hairs is present on forehead. The lower extremities of all four legs and tail switch is white in most of the buffaloes. Horns are long and tapering, may go up to the shoulder and turned upward in orientation at the end like hook.The daily milk yield, lactation milk yield and fat percentage ranged from 1.1-5.5 kg, 353-1533 kg and 6.5-11.5, respectively.