Barbari Goat India
Barbari Goats in India’s Distribution : The breed is a promising dairy type goat which has probably originated in the city of Barbara 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 a dwarf breed highly suited for stall-feeding conditions and hence generally found in the cities.
Size (Average) Adult Male Adult Female
Body weight (kg) 40 24
Body length (cm) 70.5 58.7
Barbari Goats in India is Small animals with compact body. Where is wide variation in coat colour, but white with small light brown patches is most common. Ears are short, tubular and erect. Both sexes have twisted horns, medium 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.
Barbari Goats Kidding: It may kid twice in a period of 12-15 months. Litter size’ single 25%, twins 65%, and triplets 10%.
Management and feeding
Stationary. Mostly maintained on browsing and grazing stubble of cultivated crops and tree leaves. Cultivated fodders (e.g. berseem, wheat straw) and grains (e.g. maize, barley, millets) are commonly offered. The animals are generally housed in thatched sheds inside the house. Most males are castrated at ages between 7 and 30 days by the open method, with a blade, and are fattened on milk for slaughter on festive occasions.