Breed Profile: Kalahari Red Goats

More Than Simply Red Boer Goats

Breed Profile: Kalahari Red Goats
Add to Favorites Reading Time: 4 minutes Breed: Kalahari Red goats are a distinct breed, despite the belief that they are simply solid red Boer goats or Savanna goats. Origin: This commercial breed was developed from native South African and Namibian landraces and improved red Boer goats. History: Goats reached South Africa about 2000 years ago, and many localized landraces have arisen. These tough little goats have excellent survival skills, disease resistance, and make the most of sparse vegetation. Their coats have varied patterns of brown and white markings, often speckled or pied. Developed from Landraces and Red Boer Goats From the 1970s to the 1990s, several farmers in different parts of South Africa started to collect red-brown and dappled goats from different herds as far as Namibia. Some acquired goats from native landraces, while others selected solid red Boer goat kids. Each developed an improved herd by selecting for

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