Malbari


Breed Characteristics
Size (Average) Adult Male Adult Female
Body weight (kg) 38 31
Body length (cm) 70 63
Chest Girth (cm) 73 67
 
Conformation

The animals are medium in size. They have no uniform color which varies from completely white to full black. 30% goats are long haired. All males and a small number of females are bearded. Animals are medium sized, head with flat and occasional Roman nose and medium sized ears directed outward and downward.

Performance

The breed is  reared mainly for meat purpose and their skin is popular with the tanning industry. Kerala Agricultural University has undertaken cross-breeding programmed with Alpine and Saanen for improving reproduction and milk yield. The average milk yield of this breed is 100-190 kg with a lactation period of 180-210 days.