Kutchi Goat: Dual Purpose Indian Goat

The Kutchi goat originates from the Kutch region in the state of Gujarat. This breed is produced for dual purposes, milk production, and marketing of their meat. It is one of the most popular races found in the semi-arid region of northeastern India. This breed can also be obtained in the bordering areas of Rajasthan. It is also known by the names of Gujarati or Cuthi.

The Kutchi goat is a breed of domestic goat, originating in the Kutch district of Gujarat state in India. Known for its high milk production and excellent meat quality, this dual-purpose animal has been reared by the Kutch people for centuries. The Kutchi goats are also popular because they can survive on low-quality food sources including scrubland vegetation which makes them very hardy animals.

Kutchi Goat

Characteristics of Kutchi Goat

The Kutchi Goat is a medium-sized breed. Adult females weigh about 40 kg, and adult males weigh between 46 to 49kg. They reach between 80 cm. of long the females and between 83 to 85 cm. long the males.  They can produce 2 kg of milk per day, only if they are well fed, in stables and with enough protein and water. Their lactation period is 6 to 7 months in the year.

This breed is suitable for breeding at the age of one year and a half to two years. This species can give offspring once a year, in 84% of the times a single offspring will be given, in 15% of the times twins will be born, and in 1% indicating that it rarely observes the birth will produce triplets.

The coat of this species is black, but in some cases, they appear with white spots. Very rarely is this species brown and white. The coat is medium to long in thickness and has no gloss. It can get up to 200 gr. Of wool of this species in a year if it is sheared twice.

The ears are of medium size and have fallen, and these have some white patches with patterns that are typical of this breed. The ears measure up to 22cm. Both males and females of this species have horns, thick, short and pointed upwards. They measure up to 10 cm. The difference is that the females are thinner, which makes them weaker.

The herds of this species are made up of between 30 and 300 species of this breed. In a herd of Kutchi Goat, the population conforms as follows: 3% of the herd is made up of adult males, 17% of young males, 70% of adult females and 10% of young females.

Food

The Kutchi goat can be fed from stables as well as grams, and herbs that get in open spaces. Similarly, when breeders use Kutchi’s goal to produce milk, they should ensure that their diet contains protein, vitamins and enough water to produce.

Usage

The Kutchi Goat breed for dual purposes the production of milk and for the marketing of its meat. In some cases, breeders use their hair for the production of wool.

Special Feature

Due to a cattle census conducted in 2007, it was found that by then there were 660,000 specimens of this breed in India. This breed is resistant to cold climates and hot climates, as well as diseases and extreme feeding conditions.

Goat Profile

Goat nameKutchi Goat
Other NameGujarati o Cuthi
Goat PurposeProducer of milk and meat.
Coat colorBlack, sometimes have white spots.
Weight40 to 49 Kg
Climate ToleranceAll climates
Country of OriginIndia

Conclusion

This article has discussed the Kutchi goat, its origin and its purpose. The breed is native to Gujarat in India with most of them residing in the state’s Kutch district. We hope this guide has helped you learn more about this important dual-purpose livestock animal! Good luck raising your own herd!

As A Reference: Roysfarm

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