For pet and dairy purposes

Sirohi

 

Though the original hometract of this breed is Sirohi and Udaipur districts of

Rajasthan, the animals procured from Ajmer and Jaipur carry genes from heavier

breeds like Jamunapari, Jakhrana and Beetal, and due to this reason they tend to

grow to be large animals. This is evident in their appearance for example their long

flat ears are derived from beetal goats, the roman nose from Jamunapari and white

dotted ears from Jakhrana. Comparatively the true-bred animals are smaller in size

and are more compact.

A well-selected Ajmeri buck usually attains a body weight of 45-50kg at maturity. A

mature doe may weigh around 35kg.

This breed is not considered prolific, probably due to lack of sufficient green fodder,

thus rendering the animals to a shortage of vital minerals necessary for healthy

reproductive system. This can be corrected by supplementing the animals with

adequate mineral mixture, a practice which is ignored by most of the Indian goat

breeders.

A good doe may produce upto 4 kgs of milk in a day during peak milk period.