Jamunapari is a breed of goat originating from Indian subcontinent. Since 1953 they have been imported to Indonesia where they have been a great success. It is bred for both milk and meat. The name is derived from the river Jamna Par in Uttar Pradesh, India.

There is a large variation in color but the typical Jamnapari is white with patches of tan on the neck and head. Their heads tend to have a highly convex nose, which gives them a parrot-like appearance. They have long flat drooping ears which are around 25 cm long. Both sexes have horns. The udder has round, conical teats and is well developed. They also have unusually long legs.

Jamnapari breeds are found in various parts of India. UP, MP, Gujurat, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka & Tamil Nadu.

During the winter they will spend more than 90% of their time grazing, although this falls to around 55% in the hot Indian summer The breed browses on bushes, tree leaves and the top of grasses rather than typical ground grazing.
SIZE BUCKS (Male) DOES (Female)
Body Weight 100 kg 70 kg
Body Length 80 cm 60 cm
  • Rates of conception are high, nearly 90%
  • Triplets and quadruplets are common
  • The average age of first conception is 18 months.
  • Jamnapari meat is said to be low in cholesterol.
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