Distribution/Origin : Jamunapari goat is a breed of goat originating from Indian subcontinent. Since 1953 they have been imported to Indonesia where they have been a great success. It is bred for both milk and meat. The name is derived from the river Jamna Par in Uttar Pradesh, India.
There is a large variation in color but the typical Jamnapari goat is white with patches of tan on the neck and head. Their heads tend to have a highly convex nose, which gives them a parrot-like appearance. They have long flat drooping ears which are around 25 cm long. Both sexes have horns. The udder has round, conical teats and is well developed. They also have unusually long legs.
The Jamunapari goat is known as the best dairy goat in India. It is also the tallest breed and commonly known as the “Pari” in its area of origin-the “home tract”-because of its majestic appearance. Its home tract and natural habitat is the Chakarnagar area of the Etawah district in the State of Uttar Pradesh, along the delta of the Jamuna and Chambal Rivers, and the Bhind district of the State of Madhya Pradesh along the Kwari River, east of New Dehli and not far from the famous Taj Mahal at Agra. The Jamunapari goat is well adapted to the unique ravines of this area with its dense bush and shrub vegetation. The Jamunapari goat seems to have evolved specifically in this environment, as the breed is not found naturally in adjacent areas outside of their home tract.
Jamunapari Goat Performance:
Milk: Average daily yield varies from 1.5 to 2.0 kg per day with a total lactation yield of about 200 kg.
Kidding: Usually doe kids once a year, giving birth to single in 57% while twins in 43% cases, They kid once a year.
Jamunapari goat Breed features: