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Goat Breeds Northern Areas & Azad Kashmir




  • Name of breed: Baltistani

    Type: Meat/ milk 

    Habitat: Baltistan district in Northern Areas 

    Colour: Body black with white patches, head black 

    Size: Small

     

    Name of breed: Baltistani

    Type: Meat/ milk

    Habitat: Baltistan district in Northern Areas 

    Colour: Body black with white patches, head black 

    Size: Small 

    Average body weight (kg): 25-30 

    Average wool yield/annum: 0.8 kg 

    General description: Head small, short horns in males/females; 100 litres milk per lactation.

     

    Name of breed: Jarakheil

    Type: Meat/milk/ hair 

    Habitat: Chilas valley in Diamir district in Northern Areas & adjoining parts of Hazara district & Azad Kashmir 

    Colour: Black with white patches, but brown with white patches also seen 

    Size: Large 

    Average body weight (kg): 45-50 

    Average wool yield/annum: 1.2 kg 

    General description: Well-developed body with long hair; large drooping ears with white patches, large horns; udder & teats remain hidden in their long hair, 135 litres milk in 100-day lactation.

     

    Name of breed: Kohai Ghizar

    Type: Meat 

    Habitat: Found in area along Kohai Ghizar, extending from Gilgit to Yasin & Imit in Northern Areas 

    Colour: Generally black with white patches on belly and brown rings around eyes; blue-eyed animals also seen 

    Size: Small 

    Average body weight (kg): 30-35 

    Average wool yield/annum: 1.2 kg 

    General description: Head small, ears drooping, males horned while most females polled; tail & teats very small, 70 litres milk in 100 days

     

    Name of breed: Piamiri

    Type: Meat 

    Habitat: Upper Hunza valley near Khunjarab territory in Northern Areas 

    Colour: Generally all black, but brown or grey-white patches occasionally seen 

    Size: Small 

    Average body weight (kg): 30-35 

    Average wool yield/annum: 1.2 kg 

    General description: Small to medium erect ears, arc like horns in males while females mostly polled; legs short & hairy; teats small, 80 litres milk in 100 days.


    Name of breed: Buchi

    Type: Meat 

    Habitat: Parts of Kotli, Poonch & Muzaffarabad districts in Azad Kashmir 

    Colour: Black or grey 

    Size: Small 

    Average body weight (kg): 20-30 

    Average wool yield/annum: 0.8kg 

    General description: Massive head, slightly Roman nose, very small ears, hence named ‘Buchi’, males/females horned; udder medium, 90 litres milk in 150 days; 12-15 cm long hair; Buchi bucks crossbred with Labri (long ears) to produce Shurri goats (with medium ears), since long ears get entangled with thorny bushes or injured from frost in winter.

     

    Name of breed: Desi (Jattal)

    Type: Meat 

    Habitat: Mirpur & Kotli districts in Azad Kashmir 

    Colour: Black 

    Size: Small 

    Average body weight (kg): 20-25 

    Average wool yield/annum: 0.6 kg 

    General description: Slim animals covered with 8-10 cm long hair; head massive, ears medim, hair present on chin, horns spiralled in males & smooth in females; 80 litres milk in 150 days; mostly single births. 

     

    Name of breed: Kooti

    Type: Meat/ milk 

    Habitat: Almut, Kail, & Southern areas in Azad Kashmir 

    Colour: Black & white patches on body 

    Size: Small 

    Average body weight (kg): 15-20

    Average wool yield/annum: 0.6 kg

    General description: Head & ears small, horns small & spiralled; legs short & stout; 100 litres milk in 150 days; twin births 15%; because of smaller size Kooti goats are gaining popularity.

     

    Name of breed: Labri

    Type: Meat/milk/ hair

    Habitat: Jhelum, Leepa & Neelam valleys of Muzaffarabad district & adjoining areas of Poonch district in Azad Kashmir

    Colour: Mostly black, but some with light-grey or brown patches

    Size: Medium to large

    Average body weight (kg): 40-50

    Average wool yield/annum: 1.8 kg

    General description: Body covering of 18-20 cm long hair; head large with long ears, chin has hairy growth; males/females have long thick horns; udder & teats adequately developed, 170 litres milk in 150 days; twin births 45%.

     

    Name of breed: Shurri

    Type: Meat/ milk

    Habitat: Jhelum, Leepa & Neelam valleys of Muzaffarabad district & Bagh & Haveli areas of Poonch district in Azad Kashmir

    Colour: Solid white, grey, or black; or patched with these colours

    Size: Medium

    Average body weight (kg): 30-40

    Average wool yield/annum: 1 kg

    General description: Body covered with 15-18 cm long hair; head & ears medium, males/females horned, hairy growth on chin; legs long and stout, goats at higher altitudes have hairy legs; 135 litres milk in 150 days; twin births 40%.


    Key Reference : Mr. Bakhat B. Khan

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