The Kutchi goat (also known as Kathiawari) is an important breed of domestic goat from the Gujarat state of India.
It raised for milk and meat production and is a dual-purpose breed.
Kutchi goat breed information
Kutchi goat is a moderate-sized animal with a compact body and long legs. It’s a predominantly black coat with a few spots.
Ears of the Kutchi goats are moderate in size, flappy, and drooping with average markings. Their face is raised.
The hair is long and coarse and the nose is Roman. Both bucks and will not usually have horns. The bucks have horns that are relatively long and strong, although the does have horns that are weak and flat.
Udder of the does is developed with nicely placed conical and long teats. The Kutchi bucks on weight about 46 to 50 kg, and the bodyweight of this does is about 40 kg.
Kutchi goat benefits
The Kutchi goat is a dual-purpose breed of goat. It’s principally raised for meat and milk production. But the breed can be great for hair production.
The Kutchi goats are pretty robust and hardy animals. They are valued for both milk and meat production in the native areas of it. The strain is quite good for stall fed goat cultivation method.
Along with the does produce 2 kg of milk every day in stall systems that are fed around. Plus they create about 0.5 liter milk daily on grazing resources or free-range goat farming strategy.
The lactation duration of this Kutchi goat is about 6 to 7 months. Their average kidding is just one, using a twinning proportion of 11. Along with meat and milk production, the Kutchi goat is also great for hair production. Hair creation is about 200 g when shorn.
The strain is native to Gujarat’s Kutch district. Along with the Kutchi, goat strain derives its name after the’Kutch’ district. The area in northern Gujarat is the habitat of the goat strain. Although the goats are found aside from the Kutch area, in regions of Rajasthan.
The breed is valued for it’s meat and milk production capabilities in it’s native areas. The Kutchi goat’s awakens size ranges from little to large, with 5-300 goats in each flock. The majority of Kutchi goats’ flocks are still static.
But they migrate to the adjoining areas for a restricted period. They migrate to the regions. And the majority of the Kutchi goat flocks maintained and are raised exclusively in an extensive grazing system around the year.
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