The breed derives its name fro its native habitat of " Malabar "area of northern Kerala where they are densely populated.
The breed is widely distributed in the districts of Kasargod, Trichur, Kannur, Kozikkot and Malapuram and mainly concentrated in and around Tellicherry district and therefore called sometimes as Tellicherry breed. Malabari breed is believed to have Surti blood. Flock size is small ranging from 2-10 goats. Few flocks have 15-20 goats.
|SIZE||BUCKS (Male)||DOES (Female)|
|Body Weight||38 kg||31 kg|
|Body Length||70 cm||63 cm|
|Chest Girth||73 cm||67 cm|
- The average milk yield is recorded as 65 kg in a lactation of 172 days.
- They are also fed with the jack leaves and coconut oil cakes
- Triplets is common in this breed