"Goats By Breed - Kutchi"

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  • Distribution: Kutch district in Gujarat.

  • Numbers: The total goat population in the Kutch district. according to the 1972 census was 0.402 m. of which 0.018 m adult males and 0.298 m adult females.

  • Climate:

    Average monthly temperature (ºC)

    Average

    Range

    minimum

    20.1 10.1-27.4

    maximum

    33.0 26.1-38.7
    Average monthly relative humidity (%)

    morning

    63 45-80

    evening

    36 17-64
    Annual rainfall (cm) 34.87

  • Breed Characteristics:

    Adult males

    Adult females

    Body weight 43.5 39.29
    Body length 77.1 75.0
    Height at withers  86.4 82.4
    Chest girth 78.4 76.1

  • Conformation: Large animals. The coat is predominantly blac,. but a few white, brown and spotted animals are also found. The hair is coarse and long. The nose is slightly Roman. The ears are long, broad and drooping; ear length: 22.0 +- 0.26 cm . Both sexes have short, thick horns, pointed upward; horn length: 10+- 0.19 cm . The udder is reasonably well developed; teats are conical.

  • Flock structure: The average flock contains 83.3+- 14.5 individuals (range: 30 to 300}, of which 2.4 adult males, 70.3 adult females and 10.6 young.

  • Reproduction:

     

    Days

    Age at first kidding  
    Kidding interval  
    Service period  
    Kidding percentage (%) 75.5
    Litter size: (%)  
    Singles 84.1
    Twins 15.2
    Triplets 0.7
    Quadruplets  

  • Mortality %:

    Pre-weaning 15
    Adults 5.5

  • Performance:

    Milk

    Lactation yield (Kg)/day 1.84
    Lactation length (days) 117.7

    Meat (kg.)

    At birth  
    At weaning  
    6 months  
    9 months  
    12 months  

    Hair  (g per shorn)

    229.3 twice a year

    Reference:
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