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Sirohi

Breed Characteristics

Size (Average)

Adult Male

Adult Female

Body weight (kg)

50

40

Body length (cm)

80

60

Chest girth (cm)

80

62


Conformation

          Compact medium-sized animals. Coat color predominantly brown with light or dark brown patches' a very few individuals are completely white. The body is covered fairly densely with hair which is short and coarse. The hair grows at the rate of about 2 cm annually. Ears are flat and leaf like, medium sized and drooping. Both sexes have small horns, curved upward and backward. On average, the birth weight is about 2.0 kg. The age at first kidding is 19-20 months and the litter size is one kid per birth. The breed is wel suited to stall feeding.

Performance

          The breed is used mainly for meat. The milk yield is relatively small, about 0.5 kg per day, with an average milk yield of 65 kg over a 120 day lactation period.
Kidding : Usually doe kids twice a year, giving birth to single in 40% while twins in 60% cases, They kid twice a year.


Jamunapuri

Breed Characteristics

Size (Average)

Adult Male

Adult Female

Body weight (kg)

50-60

40-50

Body length (cm)

77

75

Chest girth (cm)

80

75


Conformation

          There is a great variation in coat color but they are generally white or light yellowish tan with light brown spots on the neck and face, and occasionally patches of tan or black are found on the body. The typical character of the breed is a highly convex nose line with a tuft of hair known as 'Roman nose' or parrot mouth appearance. The ears are very long, flat and drooping. Both sexes are horned with short and thin tail. A thick growth of hair is present on the buttocks, known as feathers. The breed has well developed udder round in shape with large conical teats.

Performance

Milk: Average daily yield varies from 1.5 to 2.0 kg per day with a total lactation yield of about 200 kg.
Kidding: Usually doe kids once a year, giving birth to single in 57% while twins in 43% cases, They kid once a year.


Barbari

Breed Characteristics

Size (Average)

Adult Male

Adult Female

Body weight (kg)

40

24

Body length (cm)

70.5

58.7


Conformation

          Small animals with compact body. Where is wide variation in coat color, but white with small light brown patches is most common. Ears are short, tubular and erect. Both sexes have twisted horns, medium in length and directed upward and backward. Bucks have a large thick beard.

Performance

Milk: Daily milk yield average about 750 ml to 1000 ml. Average lactation may be 130-200 kgs of milk in a lactation length of 150 days with a fat percentage of about 5.
Kidding: It may kid twice in a period of 12-15 months. Litter size' single 25%, twins 65%, and triplets 10%.


Karoli

Breed Characteristics

Size (Average)

Adult Male

Adult Female

Body weight (kg)

42-45

30-40

Body length (cm)

76

73

Chest Girth (cm)

78

76


Conformation

         Large animals. The coat is predominantly black, but a few white, brown and spotted animals are also found. Long hair, nose slightly Roman, Cork screw horns painted upwards, ears are long, broad and drooping. The udder is moderately developed with conical shaped teats.

Performance

Milk: Average yield varies around 1.5 kg and the lactation length is about 110 days.
Hair: Annual yield touches about 500 gm when shorn twice a year.


Beetal

Breed Characteristics

Size (Average)

Adult Male

Adult Female

Body weight (kg)

50-62

35-40

Body length (cm)

86.0

70.5

Chest Girth (cm)

86.0

73.5


Conformation

         The breed is large but slightly smaller than Jamunapari and good dairy type. Coat color is variable, predominantly black (about 90%) or brown (10%) having spots of different sizes. The ears are long and flat, curled and drooping. Both sexes have thick, medium-sizes. The ears are long and flat, curled and drooping. Both sexes have thick, medium-sized horns, carried horizontally with a slight twist directed backward and upward. Roman nose. Male possesses marked beard while females are beardless. The tail is small and thin. The udder is large and developed having big conical teats.

Performance

Milk & Kidding:  Yield per lactation varies from 150-190 kg, averaging daily yield 2.0 kg. The litter size single 41%, twins 53% and triplets 6%.


Malburi

Breed Characteristics

Size (Average)

Adult Male

Adult Female

Body weight (kg)

38

31

Body length (cm)

70

63

Chest Girth (cm)

73

67


Conformation

         The animals are medium in size. They have no uniform color which varies from completely white to full black. 30% goats are long haired. All males and a small number of females are bearded. Animals are medium sized, head with flat and occasional Roman nose and medium sized ears directed outward and downward.

Performance

         The breed is  reared mainly for meat purpose and their skin is popular with the tanning industry. Kerala Agricultural University has undertaken cross-breeding programmed with Alpine and Saanen for improving reproduction and milk yield. The average milk yield of this breed is 100-190 kg with a lactation period of 180-210 days.


Boer

Breed Characteristics

         The Boer goat is a large framed animal with mature weights between 260-380 lbs. for males and 210-265 lbs. for females. The potential for growth is outstanding. Under intensive performance tested conditions, males averaged 80 lbs. at 3 months of age; 160 Lbs. at 8 months; 222 Lbs. at 12 months; 257 Lbs. at 18 months; and 313 Lbs. at 25 months. Females averaged 63 Lbs. at 3 months; 139 Lbs. at 12 months; 165 Lbs. at 18 months; 220 Lbs. at 24 months.


Conformation

         South African scientists concluded that "Boer goats seem to yield a carcass superior to Angora, dairy and over meat goats" and that "fat content and muscling of Boer goat carcasses compared favorably with those of specialized mutton producing breeds". Thus, it is not surprising that with their excellent growth and carcass qualities many well known goat specialists listed the Boer goat as one breed that could make a major contribution to increasing productivity of meat goats worldwide.

Performance

         The Boer goat is capable of attaining an average daily gain of over 400 gr. or 0.88 Lbs. daily in feed lot situations. The Boers average daily gain potential on pasture or rangeland is outstanding and offers great possibilities for selecting to improve growth rates. The Boer goats dressing weight percentage is over 50%. Compared to South African sheep, the Boer goat had the higher dressing percentage with carcasses having more total tissue in the fore arm, neck and ventral trunk, and less tissue in the hind limb.


Osmana abdi

Breed Characteristics

Size (Average)

Adult Male

Adult Female

Body weight (kg)

34

32

Body length (cm)

68

66

Chest Girth (cm)

72

71


Conformation

         The goats are large in size. Coat color varies, but mostly it is black (73%) and the rest are white, brown or spotted. Ninety per cent males are horned; females may be horned or poled.

Performance

         The breed is  considered useful both for meat and milk. Average daily yield varies from 0.5 to 1.5 kg for a lactation length of about 4 months. The dressing percentage varies from 45 to 50. In favorable conditions the does will breed regularly twice a year and twinning is common


Thaacherry

         Based on our experience we suggest that a parent stock of Thalachery does along with Boer bucks in 50:1 ratio works very well. In this Method we can optimize long term profit while keeping the initial investment reasonable.

         Thalacherry goats (Also called as Talacherry, Thalacherry, Talacherri, Thalacherri, Tellicherry, Tellicherri, Tellicheri, Talacheri, Thalacheri, Malabari) have the following advantages.
  • Yields excellent cross breeds on crossing with Boer Buck
  • Have high feed conversion ratio
  • Twins and triples kidding character
  • Adaptability to stall fed conditions
  • Higher milk yield for the kids
  • Higher weight gain, etc.

Twinning/Triple kidding Percentage: 80%

Average weight gain in one year :

For Male : 28 kgs
For Female: 23 kgs
Thalachery Goats when crossed with Boer Bucks yields 50 % Boer kids.
Average weight of 50 % Boer kids in one year will be
For Male: 40 kgs or more
For Female: 30 kgs or more


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