Distribution : The breed is a promising dairy type goat which has probably originated in the city of Barbera in British Somali land in East Africa. In India the breed is distributed at Etawah, Agra, Mathura and Aligarh districts of U.P. and Bharatpur district of Rajasthan. In addition to being a good milkier it is highly prolific and generally give birth to twin and triplets. It is dwarf breed highly suited for stall-feeding conditions and hence generally found in the cities.

Breed Characteristics
Size (Average) Adult Male Adult Female
Body weight (kg) 40 24
Body length (cm) 70.5 58.7


Small animals with compact body. Where is wide variation in coat color, but white with small light brown patches is most common. Ears are short, tubular and erect. Both sexes have twisted horns, medium in length and directed upward and backward. Bucks have a large thick beard.


Milk: Daily milk yield average about 750 ml to 1000 ml. Average lactation may be 130-200 kgs of milk in a lactation length of 150 days with a fat percentage of about 5.
Kidding: It may kid twice in a period of 12-15 months. Litter size' single 25%, twins 65%, and triplets 10%.