Jamnapari (or Jamunapari) is a breed of goat originating from Indian subcontinent. Since 1953 they have been exported to Indonesia where they have been a great success. It is bred for both milk and meat. The name is derived from the rivers Yamuna, Jamuna (West Bengal) and Jamuna (Bangladesh) of India and Bangladesh.

There is a large variation in color but the typical Jamnapari 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.

Breed Characteristics

Jamunapari is considered among the heavy goat breeds of India. Its white in color and gives best results in stall feeding. kidding is usually twins and singles in some cases there are triplets and quadrapulets are very rare in this breed.

  • The body of this goat is comparatively long sized than other goats.
  • They are of white, black, yellow, brown or various mixed colored.
  • The tail of Jamunapari goat is short and typically curved upward.
  • Female Jamunapari goat gives about 2-3 litter milk daily.
  • The breed is very suitable for commercial dairy goat farming business.
  • An adult male goat weights about 65-90 kg and an adult female goat weights about 40-60 kg.

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