Kalahari Red Goats For Sale
Kalahari Red goats are meat-type goat breed. The namesake comes from the red goat desert, which spans the borders of USA. This semi-arid climate has contributed to Kalahari’s overall hardiness. Although guided by selective breeding natural selection played a major role in the development of this breed. These are particularly sun, parasite, and disease resistant livestock.
The most distinct visual characteristic of Kalahari Red Goats is their red coat color. White or light shades of red are not desirable, as they do not provide as much camouflage from predators in their native pastures. They also have strong herding instincts for protection as well. Kalahari Reds have long floppy ears. Above their ears are moderately-sized, sloping horns. Their frame is similar to that of the popular South African Boer goat. Kalahari Red goats can be used as a good crossbreed to increase hardiness and carcass size. Rams should larger than does, with loose skin in neck region.
Although commonly believed, Red Kalahari Goats are not related to or are a derivative of Boer goats. Genetic and blood testing from the Agricultural Research Council of South Africa has not shown evidence of being developed from a particular breed.
This commercial breed was developed from native South African and Namibian landraces and improved red Boer goats. As a commercial breed, it is not threatened. However, the indigenous goats that went into developing the Boer, Savanna, and Kalahari Red are endangered, mainly due to crossbreeding with commercial breeds. These landraces are recognized as important genetic resources needing protection due to their thriftiness, hardiness, and adaptation to the various African climates.
Kalahari Red Goats
All of these attribute amass to a very low labor -intensity operation. Their skin is fully pigmented, allowing them to forage and increase gains through the heat of the day. They will feed on a large variety of plans for sustained. Their parasite and disease resistance allow for less vaccination inoculation than the average goat breed. These lower cost amount of labor and allows for greater ease of an organic enterprise
Does are known to be great in maternal instincts, Usually with no assistance needed parturition. They have full and properly attached udders, and kids have strong sucking instincts. Does can be bred all year round, and kids can about three times every two years
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