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A new breed of down-producing goat

A new breed of down-producing goat

Ovtsevodstvo (8): 29-32

Prior to breed recognition in 1982, Altai Mountain (AM) goats numbered 157 300. In a breeding herd, body weight averaged 63.5 kg for adult males and 41.0 kg for adult females , and undercoat yield 0.8 kg for adult males , 0.55 kg for adult females , 0.45 kg for 1-yr-old males and 0.35 kg for 1-yr-old females. Fibre length and diameter averaged 8.5 cm and 18.5 mu m resp. in adult animals, and 7.7 cm and 16.5 mu m in 1-yr-old animals. The percentage of undercoat on the flank was 67-72.

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