"Goats By Breed - Chigu"

Amber Waves Pygmy Goats
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  • Distribution: Lahaul and Spiti valleys of Himachal Pradesh, arid Ut tar Kashi , Chamoli, Pithoragarh districts of Uttar Pradesh, bordering Tibet.
  • Climate: Mountainous ranges with the altitude varying from 3500 to 5000 m. The area is mostly cold and arid.
  • Breed Characteristics:

    Adult males

    Adult females

    Body weight 39.42 25.71
    Body length 75.8 69.3
    Height at withers  68.6 60.0
    Chest girth 80.70 73.3

  • Conformation: Medium-sized animals. The coat is usually white, mixed with grayish red. Both sexes have horns, directed upward, backward and outward, with one or more twists. These goats are not very different in conformation from Changthangi.
  • Reproduction: In farmers' flocks: kidding percentage: 65%. Under farm conditions: kidding percentage: from 80 to 90%.



    Age at first kidding 615.8
    Kidding interval 272.8
    Service period  
    Kidding percentage (%) 65.4
    Litter size: (%)  
    Singles 99.2
    Twins 0.8

  • Mortality %: Under farm conditions

    Pre-weaning 44.2
    Adults -

  • Performance:

    Meat (kg.)

    At birth 2.10
    At weaning 8.41
    6 months 12.17
    9 months 14.75
    12 months 18.46


    Average fiber length (cm)

    Average production (g) 120.31
    Average fiber diameter (µ) 11.77

    All information and photographs contained here are posted in conjunction and cooperation with Goats in India. For additional information, please visit the Goats in India web site or email Capra@iespana.es.

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