by ruchita last modified Jun 30, 2014 02:08 PM

Feb 21, 2013

The Ganjam breed, also known as Dalua, is found in eastern India, primarily in the Gajapati, Rayagada and Koraput districts of Odisha.

A small number are also found in Sikkim. They are tall, leggy animals. The coat may be black, white, brown or spotted, but black predominates. The hair is short and lustrous. Ears are medium sized and both bucks and does have long, straight horns, directed upward with a medium-length tail. The kidding percentage is 82 and the litter size is primarily single (98.4%). Kidding takes place once a year.  

Milk yield is about 3 kgs a day and the average lactation period is 150 days. According to the 18th Livestock Census 2007, the number of Ganjam goats in the country is 148,473. 


Adult MaleAdult Female
Average Body weight (kg) 44  32 
Average Body length (cm) 75 to 77  68 
Average Height at withers (cm) 84  77 
Average Chest girth (cm) 82 to 84  74 





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