Jhakarana

Distribution : The breed is found in Jhakrana and few surrounding village near Behror, of Alwar district of Rajasthan. The breed is large and also a good dairy type.

Breed Characteristics

Size (Average) Adult Male Adult Female
Body weight (kg) 55 45
Body length (cm) 84 77
Chest girth (cm) 86 79

Animals are large and predominantly black with white spots on ears and muzzle. The breed is very similar to Beetal, the main contrast is that Jhakrana is comparatively longer. I has highly developed udder. Forehead is slightly bulging.

Performance

Milk: These goats are used mainly for milk production. Average daily milk yield varies from 2.0-3.0 kg for a lactation length of about 180-200 days.

Kidding: These are prolific. Kidding is mostly single but in 40% cases twins are given birth. Triplets are not uncommon.

Skin: The goats are also useful meat producers, and their skins are popular with the tanning industry.

Jhakarana Goat