Morphometric and carcass characteristics of Jaunpuri breed of goats

DOI: 10.18805/ajdfr.v36i02.7955    | Article Id: DR-1205 | Page : 122-126
Citation :- Morphometric and carcass characteristics of Jaunpuri breed of goats .Asian Journal Of Dairy and Food Research.2017.(36):122-126

Dharmendra Kumar, V. K. Singh, Alok Kumar Yadav, Amit Kumar Jha and Jitendra Singh
Address :

Department of Animal Genetics and Breeding, C.V. Sc. & A. H., N.D.U.A. & T. Kumarganj- 224 229, Faizabad, India.

Submitted Date : 10-01-2017
Accepted Date : 11-04-2017


The present study was undertaken to observe morphometric and carcass characteristics of Jaunpuri goat. The survey plan was conducted in two districts viz. Allahabad and Jaunpur of its native tracts in Uttar Pradesh. The overall average body weights of male goats of the age groups 0-3, 3-6, 6-9, 9-12 and above12 months were observed as 5.50±0.327, 12.07±0.598, 19.62±0.738, 21.92±0.571 and 30.44±0.978 kg respectively. The overall average body length of male goats of the age groups 0-3, 3-6, 6-9, 9-12, and above 12 months were observed as 38.63±1.762, 48.55±2.090, 58.77±0.652, 67.23±0.777 and  67.56±0.747 cm. The overall average height of male goats of the age groups 0-3, 3-6, 6-9, 9-12  and above 12 months were observed as 41.63±1.945, 53.36±2.094, 66.23±1.051, 72.69±0.664 and 72.31±0.893 cm, respectively. The corresponding values for females were 44.24±0.825, 50.38±0.836, 62.81±0.466, 69.14±0.387 and 69.00±0.691 cm. The mean value of horn size of male goats of the age groups 0-3, 3-6, 6-9, 9-12 and above 12 months were observed as 1.94±0.346, 2.73±0.449, 5.54±0.584,5.85±0.696 and 7.56±0.381 cm respectively. The respective averages for females were 1.77±0.171, 2.60±0.173, 4.94±0.322, 6.53±0.424 and 6.79±0.421 cm. The results revealed no significant differences in average slaughter weight between the sexes of the same age groups but  it varied significantly (P<0.05) in different age groups like 6, 9 and 12 month of age. 


Carcass Colour Goats Jaunpuri Length Morphometric traits Weight.


  1. Acharya, R.M. (1982.) Goat breeding and meat production. in: Devendra, c. (ed) Goat meat production in Asia International Development Reserch carporation. Ottawa, Canada, pp. 14-29.
  2. Alam Safeer (2002). Breed characterization and evaluation of Beetal goats, Ph.D. thesis, Central institute for research on goat, Makhdoom, Mathura,U.P.
  3. Chowdhury, S.A. and Faruque, S. (2004.) Meat production characteristics of Black Bengal goat. Asian-Aus.J.Anim.Sci., 17(6): 848-856.
  4. Devendra, C. and Owen. J.E. (1983). Quantitative and qualitative aspects of meat production from goats. World Animal Review., 47: 19- 29.
  5. Hasanat, M.T., Husain, S.S., Amin, M.R. and Miah, G. (2003). Characterization of Black Bengal goats for some qualitative and quantitative traits. Bangladesh Journal of Animal Science., 32: 109-120.
  6. Mishra, R.K. and Khan, B.U. (1985). New dimensions in goat production, souvenir, on the occasion of VIII workshop on goats. CIRG, Makhdoom, Mathura, U.P. 
  7. Mittal, J.P. (1979). A study on birth weight of Barbari and Jamanapari Kids. Indian J. Animal Sci., 49:42-47.
  8. Mukherjee, D.K., Singh, C.S.P. and Mishra, H.R. (1979). A note on some phenotypic parameters in gray and Brown Bengal goats. Indian J. of Animal Sci., 49:671-673. N.D.R.I., Karnal, 1976.
  9. Nozawa, K. and Katsumata, M., (1984). Coat color polymorphism in the Black Bengal Goats. Genetic Studies on Breed Differentiation of the Native Domestic Animals in Bangladesh. Investigation on the Cattle, Water Buffaloes, Horses, Sheep, Goats and Wild Musk Shrews. pp. 87-99.
  10. Patra, A.K., Sharma, K., Dutta, N.A.K., Pattanaik, A.K. (2002). Effect of partial replacement of dietary protein by a leaf meal mixture containing Leucaena leucocephala, Morus alba and Azadirachta indica on performance of goats. Asian-Aus.J.Anim.Sci., 15(12):1732-1737
  11. Singh, C.P.S, Mishra, H.R., Sharma, B.D, Mukherjee, D.K, and Singh D.K. (1979). A note on body measurement of black Bengal goat. Indian J. of Animal Sci., 49:669-670
  12. Tiwari, H.A, Sinha, N.K, Saxena, Atul and Singh, G.D. (2002). Body Growth in barbari male kids from birth to puberty and sexual maturity. Indian Vet. Med. Jour., 26:289-291. 

Global Footprints