Jamunapari Goat Characteristics

The Jamunapari goat is a dairy goat breed which was originated from India, and is mainly available in the Indian Subcontinent. Name of the breed derived from the rivers Yamuna, Jamuna (West Bengal and Bangladesh). The breed has been exported to Indonesia since 1953, where they have gained a great success.

Although the Jamunapari goat is a dairy breed, but it is also raised for meat in some area. It is also one of the ancestors of the American Nubian goat. However, read some more information about this Indian dairy goat breed below.

Jamunapari Goat Characteristics

The Jamunapari goats are large animals with a very beautiful appearance. They appear in a large variation of colors. But their most common coloration 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. Both bucks and does generally have horns.

Jamunapari goats have long flat drooping ears, which are around 25 cm long. Their udder is well developed and has round, conical teats. Their legs are also long, which makes their appearance much larger. Average live body weight of the mature does is around 90 kg. And the mature bucks on average can weight around or up to 120 kg.

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The Jamunapari goats are very good grazers, and they spent most of their time grazing during the winter season. They generally browse on bushes, tree leaves and the top of grasses rather than typical ground grazing. They also do very well if kept in confinement. They do very well, grow fast and produce more milk if they are provided with quality supplementary feeds. Also provide your goats with enough water for keeping them healthy and productive.


The Jamunapari goats are excellent breeders. Their conception rate is very high, nearly 90 percent. And average first conception age is 18 months. Triplets and quadruplets are common.


The Jamunapari goats are very strong and hardy animals. They do very well in their native area. They are able to adapt themselves with almost any climate. The does are prolific and can produce triplets or quadruplets per kidding.


The Jamunapari goat is a dairy goat breed, and mainly raised for milk production. The average daily lactation yield has been found to be around 2 kg. They are also very good for meat production, because of their large size.

The Jamunapari goats are very good and popular for milk production purpose in Indian Subcontinent. They are even available in some other countries. They are very suitable for commercial goat farming business.

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