History : General Appearance : The Hump : Breed Standard

 

Nadudanas most distinctive feature is their hump and it is this feature that they have been often singled out, The term ''ZEBU'' meaning 'THE HUMP OF THE CAMEL'' was adopted in 1752 at the Paris agricultural fair to describe all breeds of bos indicus. The hump was an artificially developed characteristic. It came about by a process of selection by farmers in the middle east in an area stretching from Mesopotamia to Pakistan. The first domesticated cattle were known to have existed nearly 10,000 years ago in the Middle East and were not humped. The selection process for a larger hump was aimed at obtaining the best cattle as beast of burden and for pulling ploughs, in the hump; it is a well developed muscle, well marbled and has no bone. It is cooked as a delicacy in South American countries and expanding to Australia.