by ruchita last modified Jun 30, 2014 02:11 PM

Feb 21, 2013


The Gaddi breed, also known as the White Himalayan, is distributed throughout Chamba, Kangra, Kullu, Bilaspur, Simla, Kinnaur and Lahaul and Spiti in Himachal Pradesh and Dehradun, Nainital, Tehri Garhwal and the Chamoli districts of Uttarakhand.

They are well built and sturdy animals and have drooping and pointed ears with long pointed horns bending upwards and backwards. Kidding takes place once a year with single births. The hair is about 17-19 cm long and lustrous; one shearing yields ½ to 1 kg of wool. The meat is coarse and devoid of fat, and milk yield averages about 1.5 kg/day. According to the 18th Livestock Census 2007, the number of Gaddi goats in the country is 472,405. 


Adult Male Adult Female  
Average Body weight
27  25 
Average Body length
   68 to 70     64 to 66 
Average Height at
withers (cm)
60 to 62  57 to 59 
Average Chest girth
72  69 



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