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The Sirohi goat can be found distributed over the Ajmer, Bhilwara, Tonk, and Jaipur districts. Flocks can vary in size from 10 – 200 animals and can be found in different places of Rajasthan & Uttar Pradesh.Description
Sirohi goats have a predominantly brown coat, with light or dark brown patches. On occasion, the coat may be completely white in color. Most Sirohi goats are wattled and have medium-sized flat leaf-like drooping ears.Specifications:
- Size(Average) Adult Male Adult Female
- Body Weight(kg) 50 40
- Body Length(cm) 80 60
- Chest Girth(cm) 80 62
Compact medium-sized animals. Coat color predominantly brown with light or dark brown patches' very few individuals are completely white. The body is covered fairly densely with hair which is short and coarse. The hair grows at the rate of about 2 cm annually. Ears are flat and leaf like, medium sized and dropping. Both sexes have small horns, curved upward and backward. On average, the birth weight is about 2.0 kg. The age at first kidding is 19-20 months and the litter size is one kid per birth. The breed is well suited to stall feeding.Performance:
The breed is used mainly for meat. The milk yield is relatively small, about 0.5 kg per day, with an average milk yield of 65 kg over a 120 day lactation period.
Kidding: Usually doe kids twice a year, giving birth to single in 40% while twins in 60% cases, They kid twice a year.
The breed is also known by other names such as Devgarhi, Parbatsari, and Ajmeri.
Sirohi goats are dual-purpose animals, being reared for both milk and meat. The animals are popular for their weight gain and lactation even under poor quality rearing conditions. The animals are resistant to major diseases and are easily adaptable to different climatic conditions. Though the main breeding tracts of Sirohi goats are situated in the Aravalli hills of Rajasthan, they are also widely distributed in several other Indian states. Lactation can last for up to 90 days and average to 0.75–1 kg/day for a good dose.