"Goats By Breed - Sirohi"

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  • Distribution: Sirohi district of Rajasthan.The breed also extends to Palanpur in-Gujarat.

  • Numbers: The total goat population in the Sirohi; distribution area, according to the 1972 census, was 0.295 m, of which 0.007 m adult males and 0.204 m adult females.

  • Climate:

    Average monthly temperature (ºC)

    Average

    Range

    minimum

    16.5 

    9.3-22.3 

    maximum

    24.9

    19.3-31.5

    Average monthly relative humidity (%)

    morning

    55

    29-95

    evening

    48

    24-91
    Annual rainfall (cm) 169

  • Breed Characteristics:

    Adult males

    Adult females

    Body weight 50.37  22.54 
    Body length 80.0  61.3
    Height at withers  85.6  68.4 
    Chest girth 80.3  62.4 

  • Conformation: Compact, medium-sized animals. Coat color predominant1y brown, with lignt or dark brown patches; a very few individuals are completely white. Most animals are wattled. Ears are flat and leaf-like. medium-sized and drooping; ear length: 18.8 + _0.6 cm (15). Both sexes have small horns. curved upward and backward; horn 1ength: 7.7 ~ 0.15 cm (144). Tail is medium in length and curved upward; tail 1ength: 16.7 ~ 0.14 cm (153). Udder is small and round. with small teats placed laterally.

  • Flock structure: Average flock size is 60 (range: 10 to 200). containing 1 adult male, 42 adult females and 17 young.

  • Reproduction:

     

    Days

    Age at first kidding  
    Kidding interval  
    Service period  
    Kidding percentage  89.3%
    Litter size  
    Singles 91.5%
    Twins 8.5%
    Triplets  
    Quadruplets  

  • Mortality %:

    Pre-weaning 1.9%
    Adults 2.5%

  • Breeding: Generally pure breeding. Males are selected on size from within flocks. There is some introduction of Marwari for increasing hair production.

  • Performance:

    Milk

    Lactation yield (Kg)

    71.18 

    Lactation length (days)

    174.8 

    Meat

    At birth 2.82
    At weaning 9.92
    6 months 13.48
    9 months 16.95
    12 months 21.27

    Hair 

     

    Reference:
    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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