by ruchita last modified Jun 30, 2014 01:51 PM

Feb 21, 2013

The Mehsana is a dual purpose breed and is mainly found in the Mehsana, Banaskantha, Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad districts of Gujarat.


The Mehsana is a large sized breed. The colour of the coat is black with white spots at the base of the ear. The Milk yield averages one kg/day. The litter size is mostly single. Average yield of hair per goat per year is 200 grams. According to the 18th Livestock Census 2007, the number of Mehsana goats in the country is 596,843. hair coat is long and coarse. Ears are always white. Both sexes have twisted horns curved upward and backward. The udder is moderately developed having large and conical teats. 


Adult Male   Adult Female   
 Average  Body weight (kg)   36 to 39  33 
 Average Body length (cm) 70 to 72  68 
 Average Height at withers (cm)    79 to 82  74 
 Average Chest girth (cm) 76 to 78  73 





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Photo Source: CSWRI, Avikanagar.