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Goat Breeds In Sindh




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Name of breed: Bari

Type: Meat 

Habitat: Parts of Hyderabad, Dadu, Larkana, Jacobabad, Khairpur  & Nawabshah 

Colour: White, brown or spotted 

Size: Small 

Average body weight (kg): 25-30 

Average wool yield/annum:  

General description: Compact body, small head, small, straight & erect ears like that of a deer (hence named ‘Bari’), small pointed horns, polled animals also seen; 100 litres milk in 110 days; since they look like a deer, therefore also raised as a fancy breed.

 

 

Name of breed: Bugri (Bagitoori)

Type: Meat 

Habitat: Parts of Hyderabad, Badin & Mirpurkhas 

Colour: white 

Size: Small 

Average body weight (kg): 25-30

Average wool yield/annum: 0.6 kg 

General description: Hairy animals; medium head with spirally twisted horns rising in an upright position, drooping medium ears; during walking neck and face held upward.

 

 

Name of breed:Chappar (Kohistani or Jabli) 

Type: Meat 

Habitat: South western mountainous ranges comprising parts of Karachi, Thatta, Dadu & Larkana districts in Sindh and Lasbella in Balochistan 

Colour: All black or white or spotted with black & white 

Size: Small 

Average body weight (kg): 25-30 

Average wool yield/annum: 0.6 kg 

General description:Since originates from mountainous region hence the breed named ‘Chappar’, ‘Kohistani’, or ‘Jabli’, one of the most common breeds in Sindh; head small with a forelock, ears small to medium, horns having blunt ends present in males & females; tail nearly 18 cm; 90 litres milk in 120 days. 

 

 

Name of breed: Desi

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Type: Meat/ milk 

Habitat: Dadu, Nawabshah, Sukhur & part of Larkana 

Colour: Black body but white, grey & spotted animals also seen, head & part of neck black 

Size: Medium to large 

Average body weight (kg): 40-50 

Average wool yield/annum: 0.4 kg 

General description: These goats result from a cross between Kamori & Chappar; compact body; medium head, ears 15-27 cm; tail about 15 cm; udder and teats moderately developed, 140 litres milk in 95 days; twin births common.

 

 

 

Name of breed: Jattan (Dhattan)

Type: Meat/milk 

Habitat: Irrigated areas of Mirpurkhas bordering Thar desert 

Colour: Fawn, red or black; ears are white splashed with fawn, red or black; black ring around base of neck in males 

Size: Medium to large 

Average body weight (kg): 40 – 50

Average wool yield/annum: Generally not clipped 

General description: This breed named after camel-raising tribe of Jats in  Sindh; medium drooping ears, males/females horned; long legs; udder well-developed, 225 litres milk in 130 days.

 

 

Name of breed: Kamori

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Type: Meat/milk 

Habitat: Found all over Sindh but good specimens available in Hala, Saeedabad & parts of Nawabshah 

Colour: Dark-brown with light-brown or black patches 

Size: Medium to large 

Average body weight (kg): 45-50

Average wool yield/annum: Generally not clipped

General description: A breed of irrigated tract; large, compact, high-set; head large, Roman nose, ears long, wide & drooping; males/females horned; tail small; udder & teats well-developed, 210 litres milk in 115 days; twin births common; exported to other countries.

 

 

 

Name of breed: Pateri

Type: Meat/milk 

Habitat: Hyderabad, Nawabshah, Khairpur & Sanghar districts 

Colour: Body white, face, neck, ears & part of legs reddish brown 

Size: Medium to large 

Average body weight (kg): 40-50 

Average wool yield/annum: Generally not clipped 

General description: Ears long, drooping & wide at the ends, horned; udder well-developed, milk yield 170 litres in 120 days; twin births common; fattened males in great demand for sacrifice on Eid-ul-Azha

 

 

 

Name of breed: Tapri

Type: Meat

Habitat: Sanghar, Mirpurkhas & parts of Hyderabad & Khairpur districts

Colour: Camel-coloured or reddish brown; occasionally white body also seen

Size: Small

Average body weight (kg): 20-25

Average wool yield/annum: Generally not clipped

General description: Head & ears small, long spiralled horns in male; neck short; udder & teats small; twin births common; early maturing and prolific.

 

 

 

Name of breed: Tharki

Type: Meat

Habitat: Thar desert, hence the name ‘Tharki’

Colour: Body colour black, but red animals also seen

Size: Small

Average body weight (kg): 25-35

Average wool yield/annum: 0.7 kg

General description: Tharki are hairy goats; medium head & ears; udder adequately developed, 110 litres milk in 120-day lactation; twin births 20% ; Tharki goats somewhat resemble Chappar goats, but the latter are comparatively smaller, their udder less developed & the horns have blunt ends.

Key Reference : Br. Bakhat B. Khan

 

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