The Murrah buffalo is jet black in color, sometimes with white markings on the face or legs. They typically have short and tightly curved horns. Average milk production is 2500-3500 liters in a lactation period of 280 days. Eyes are black, active, and prominent in females but slightly shrunken in males and should not be walled i.e. cornea should not have whiteness. The neck is long and thin in females and thick and massive in males. Ears are short, thin, and alert. Tails are long. fully body developed.