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BASKARAN FARMS

SIROHI GOATS ( RAJASTHAN )

A native breed from Sirohi of Rajasthan (North India ) bred for meat and milk

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 A GLIMSE OF THE BREED
 

SIROHI

a) Distribution.

Sirohi  district of Rajasthan. The breed also extends to Palanpur in Gujarat.

b) 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.

c) Climate

                                                         Average Range

Average monthly temperature (C)                    

Minimum
maximum                                          16.5
24.9                                                   9.3–22.3
19.3–31.5

Average monthly relative humidity (%)                    

Morning
evening                                             55
48                                                     29–95
24–91

Annual rainfall (cm)                            169          

d) Breed characteristics

i) Size

Adult male

Adult female

Body weight (kg)

50.37 2.52 (16)

22.54 0.17 (343)

Body length (cm)

80.0 1.02 (16)

61.3 0.2 (343)

Height at withers (cm)

85.6 1.4 (16)

68.4 0.2 (343)

Chest girth (cm)

80.3 1.0 (16)

62.4 0.2 (343)

ii) Conformation.

Compact,  medium-sized animals.

Coat color predominantly brown, with light or dark brown patches; a very few individuals are completely white.

Ears are flat and leaf-like, medium-sized and drooping; ear length: 18.8 + 0.6 cm

Both sexes have small horns, curved upward and backward; horn length: 7.7 0.15 cm

Tail is medium in length and curved upward; tail length: 16.7 0.14 cm

Udder is small and round, with small teats placed laterally.

e) Flock structure.

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

f) Reproduction.

Under farm conditions, kidding percentage: (5): 89.3% (328). Litter size: singles: 91.5%; twins: 8.5%.

g) Mortality:

0 to 3 months: 1.9%

3 to 12 months: 4%

Adults: 2.5%