by ruchita last modified Jun 30, 2014 02:04 PM

Feb 21, 2013

Malabari also known as Tellicherry or Cutch are native to Kerala. Malabari goats are reared for milk and meat and their skin is popular in the tanning industry.


The animals are medium in size. They have no uniform colour and the coat varies from completely white to black. All males and a small number of females are bearded. They have a medium sized head with a flat and occasionally a Roman nose with medium sized ears directed outward and downward. Malabari goats are reared under a semi-intensive management system, with 4 to 6 hours of grazing supplemented with stall feeding in the evening. 

The breed is quite prolific and has a 50% twinning, 25% triplets and 5% quadruplets kidding percentage. The milk yield ranges from 0.5 to 1.5 litres a day with an average of 90 kg in a lactation period of 178 days.  According to the 18th Livestock Census 2007, the number of Malabari goats in the country is 710,523. 


Adult Male     Adult Female
Average Body weight (kg) 43 to 46  34 
Average Body length (cm) 77 to 79  68 
Average Height at withers (cm)    77  64 
Average Chest girth (cm) 79 to 81  73 





Text Source: NBAGR

Photo Source: CSWRI, Avikanagar