"Goats By Breed - Kannaiadu"

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  • Distribution: Ramnathapuram and Tirunelveli districts in Tamil Nadu.

  • Numbers: The total goat population in the Kannaiadu distribution area, according to the 1972 census, was 0.604 m, of which 0.093 m adult males and 0.295 m adult females.

  • Climate:

    Average monthly temperature (ºC)




    24.0 20.9-26.3


    33.9 29.7-37.5
    Average monthly relative humidity (%)


    67 55-76


    51 37-68
    Annual rainfall (cm) 90.49

  • Breed Characteristics:

    Adult males

    Adult females

    Body weight 35.76 28.62
    Body length 71.06 67.30
    Height at withers  84.12 76.15
    Chest girth 77.53 70.83

  • Conformation: Tall animals, predominantly black or black with white spots. Ears are medium-long; ear length: 15.67+- 0.13 cm . Males are horned; females are polled. Tail is medium-sized and thin; tail length: 15.77 +- 0.47 cm . Udder is small and round, with small teats placed laterally.

  • Flock structure: The average flock contains 17 individuals (range: 2 to 40 (61)}, of which 1 buck, 11 does and 6 young.

  • Reproduction:



    Age at first kidding  
    Kidding interval  
    Service period  
    Kidding percentage (%) 80-85
    Litter size: (%)  
    Singles 90
    Twins 10

  • Performance: Animals are maintained for meat purposes and are not milked.

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