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 R. Hussain* and A. N. Naqvi**

 *Veterinary Officer, Agha Khan Rural Support Programme, Hunza, Gilgit Baltistan, Pakistan. **Animal Sciences Division, Pakistan Agricultural Research Council, Islamabad, Pakistan.

ABSTRACT

Gojali goat breed is found in Tehsil Gojal, subdivision Hunza, of Gilgit Baltistan, Pakistan. Generally very small breed with small legs, large belly and most of the specimen have brown strip from temple to nostrils on both sides. It is a pashmina bearing breed. The breed was studied for morphological characteristics, somatometric measurements, growth, productive and reproductive traits. Somatometric measurements indicated the average height 70.41±0.837 cm vs. 57.91±0.342 cm, heart girth 83.58±0.628 cm vs. 70.42±0.702 cm and body length 78.18±0.355 cm vs. 70.10±2.160 cm in males vs. females of Gojali goat. The data on growth traits indicated the average birth weight, weaning weight and adult weight as 1.53±0.070, 7.04±0.17 and 41.38±0.39 kg in males against 1.28±0.04, 5.61±0.58 and 25.21±0.37 kg in female specimens. The weaning age and adult age averaged 120±.0.15 and 1460±0.17 days, respectively. Milk production was 129.6±0.822 liters per lactation and the lactation period was 209.142±1.908 days. The mean dry period in Gojali goat was 153±2.285 days. The mean production of hair and Pashmina was 0.421±0.2 and 0.012 kg per year, respectively. The length of hair and Pashmina averaged 17±0.71 and 2.4±0.6 cm, respectively. The age of first breeding in both sexes averaged 18±0.160 months and service period 190.45±4.138 days. The conception rate was 85% and the twining percentage was zero.

 

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Pakistan Journal of Agricultural Research

September

Vol. 33, Iss. 3, Pages 422-691

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