The Rathi is a Bos indicus breed used for draft and dairy purposes. It originated in Bikaner and Ganganagar in northwest Rajasthan,
India. The breed is usually dark red or tan but occasionally spotted individuals can
be found. The Rathi originated from the Sahiwal and Tharparkarbreeds. They should
not be confused with the Rath breed which is a separate breed kept by the nomadic
Rath cattle breeders.
Mason, I.L. 1996. A World Dictionary of Livestock Breeds, Types and Varieties. Fourth
Edition. C.A.B International. 273 pp.