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These buffaloes are found in Sambalpur and Baragarh district in Orissa and Bilaspur district in Chhatishgarh. Animals are large in size and powerful but docile. Forehead is broad and flat. Horns are short, narrow and curved into a semi circle, extending backwards, upward and then forward at the tip. Tail is long and narrow with white switch. Body and coat colour is black, rarely brown or ash grey. Buffaloes are regular breeder and comparatively more productive breed of the region. Some exceptional buffaloes may yield as high as 2300-2700 kg. in about 340 days lactation (Pathak and Singh, 2001).

Besides the above buffalo populations, some other types such as Paradeep buffaloes are reported to exist in Orissa.