Black Goat

Buck

Doe


Location of Conservation : Hengchun Research Station
Taiwan Livestock Research Institute
1 Ranch Road, Kenting
Hengchun, Pintung, Taiwan
Republic of China
Tel: 886-8-88613414
Fax: 886-8-8861345
Contributor: Mr. Ruey-Chun Hsieh

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Visible Characteristics

1.Coat color is solid black or dark brown with no white spots.
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2.Both sexes are horned with 1520 cm long.
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3.Mature females also have beards.
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4.Bucks have long hairs.
5.Active,like to climb rocks and heights.
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6.Young goats not yet have beards.
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7.Does have short hairs over the body.
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8.Short tail but erect.
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9.Mature early, nonseasonal breeding.

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Growth Performance Mean ± SD
Male birth weight 2.7±0.3 Kg
Female birth weight 2.6±0.5 Kg
Male weaning weight 13.7±1.6 Kg
Female weaning weight 11.9±0.7 Kg
Average daily gain before weaning]M^@@ 0.13±0.03 Kg
Average daily gain before weaning]F^ 0.11±0.01 Kg
Male mature weight 64.1±5.4 Kg
Female mature weight 44.8±5.9 Kg
Average daily gain at postweaning 0.20 Kg in male
Postweaning feed conversion 6.20 Feed/Gain in male
Dressing percentage 48.4 H in male
Lean percentage 32.9 H in male

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Reproductive
Performance Mean ± SD
Age at puberty of bucks 135±13 days
Pubertal weight of bucks 19.1±4.0 Kg
Scrotal circumference at puberty@@ 19.4±1.9 cm
Scrotal circumference at mature 22.5±2.1 cm
Interval from kidding to recycling 34.6±11.4 days
Kidding rate by 100 does 161.3 H
Singling rate 41.9 H
Twinning rate 54.8 H
Tripling rate 3.3 H
                           
Conformation
Measurements Mean ± SD
Body length]the distance from the 88.1±3.6 cm in male
@middle point between two 67.1±3.8 cm in female
@earheads to tailhead^
Withers height]the distance from 76.2±4.5 cm in male
@shoulder-blades to ground^ 67.1±3.8 cm in female
Chest girth]the circumference of chest@@@ 100.0±4.2 cm in male
@which measured over back shoulder 85.4±4.6 cm in female
@and foreflank^
          
Milk Production Mean ± SD
Length of lactation@@@ 150 days
Daily milk yield 0.82±0.37 Kg
Milk fat 5.5±0.3 H

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