Results of crossing local and Angora goats in Kazakhstan Heredity and variability of plants, animals and microorganisms

Zhanderkin, A.I.

Akad Nauk Sssr Moscow 1: 723-729


Accession: 025397626

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Work on the creation of a new fleece breed of goats was begun in 1937 in the collective farms in the Kokpekty raion, Semipalatinsk oblast'. Kazakh coarse-fleece she-goats were crossed with stud goats of the Angora breed. Goats of the new breed have semifine white wool in the form of long, wavy tufts. The average thickness of each hair is 25-31 μ. This wool is characterized by great strength, elasticity, and luster. The average density of 2743 hairs per cm2 of hide; Angora goats have goats have 2671 per cm2. The average clip for adult she-goats is 1.8kg; for adult stud goats - 3.8kg. The best she-goats give up to 5.5kg, and the best for studs up to 7.0kg. Twin kids are born in 13-25% of the cases. As far as milk yield is concerned, the new breed occupies a place between the Angora and Kazakh goats; the milk yield (over the 5 months of lactation) is 122 litters. Goats of the new breed steadily transmit their valuable characteristics when crossed with local coarse-fleeced Kazakh she-goats.