Beetal Goats India
Distribution : The Beetal Goats, India, is found throughout the state of Punjab and Haryana. True-bred animals are however found in the districts of Gurdaspur, Amritsar and Ferozepur in Punjab. The breed is a good dairy type, second to Jamunapari in size, but is superior to it in respect to proliferation and adaptability to various agro climatic zones and also to stall feeding.
Adult Male Adult Female
Body weight (kg) 50-62 35-40
Body length (cm) 86.0 70.5
Chest girth (cm) 86.0 73.5
The breed is large but slightly smaller than Jamunapari and good dairy type. Coat colour is variable, predominantly black (about 90%) or brown (10%) having spots of different sizes. The ears are long and flat, curled and drooping. Both sexes have thick, medium-sizes. The ears are long and flat, curled and drooping. Both sexes have thick, medium-sized horns, carried horizontally with a slight twist directed backward and upward. Roman nose. Male possesses marked beard while females are beardless. The tail is small and thin. The udder is large and developed, having big conical teats.
Milk & Kidding: Yield per lactation varies from 150-190 kg, averaging daily yield 2.0 kg. The litter size single 41%, twins 53% and triplets 6%.
Conformation: Large anima1s. Variab1e coat colour, predominant1y black or brown with white spots of differing sizes. In a survey conducted by NDRI in the home tract of the breed, 92.6% of animals were black and 7.4% brown. The coat is short and 1ustrous. The face 1ine is convex, with typical Roman nose, but not as prominent as in Jamnapari. Ears are long and f1at, curled and drooping ear length: 24.8 t 0.65 cm (18) Both sexes have thick, medium-sized horns, carried horizontally with a slight twist directed backward and upward; horn length: 11.95 t 0.76 cm. The tail is small and thin. The udder is large and well-developed, with large conical teats.