The Kutchi goat originate 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 bordering area of Rajasthan. It is also known by the names of Gujarati or Cuthi.
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 male and female 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.
The Kutchi goat can be fed from stables as well as grams, and herbs that get in open spaces. Similarly, when breeders use Kutchi goal to produce milk, they should ensure that their diet contains protein, vitamins and enough water to produce.
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.
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 name||Kutchi Goat|
|Other Name||Gujarati o Cuthi|
|Goat Purpose||Producer of milk and meat.|
|Coat color||Black, sometimes have white spots.|
|Weight||40 to 49 Kg|
|Climate Tolerance||All climates|
|Country of Origin||India|