New Zealand beef breed goats Kiko displayed in the 80-ies of the last century. Breeders of the genetic basis have local wild goat, which is a good feature of milk production. These goats have their own separate history, which is associated with the United Kingdom. Scratch wild goats with the type of meat – Anglo-Nubian goats and Toggenburgskimi rocks. Kiko greatest measure of inherited good meat quality, so quickly begun to be approved in the market. Despite the fact that the size of the average Kiko goats, it turns out a lot of high-quality meat. Officially, the breed is credited to the registry in 1086, and ten years later came the first time in the US, where she gained popularity. Particularly active Kiko started to breed in the northern states, as adverse weather conditions have little effect on the productive qualities.
The breed belongs to the middle-heavy type, so do not is large. Under standard conditions, goat gaining up to 70 kg and 60 kg goat. If you care strongly about goats, some individuals may reach up to 90 kg. At home, Kiko breed is very profitable, because they reproduce very well. Usually the goat brings two, and sometimes three kids that are rapidly growing and gaining weight on nutrient goat milk. The milk produced is not too much, so it is impossible to milk the goat otherwise goats are malnourished, and therefore lag behind in development.
Most often you can find Kiko with brown or white coat color, sometimes darker shades, including black. The body tight with well-developed muscular system. The head is small, the Roman profile. Color goats are the horns that can grow to the size of impressionable while twisting inside, like a sheep. In the horns of goats are small, thin, straight. Kozlov easily distinguished from the goats by the presence of so-called goatee – beam long thick hair. Ears in females and males in the large, so hang down. The belly is big, long neck, well muscled. The back is flat without bending. The legs are strong, medium length, adapted to the active movement on unstable terrain. If Kiko be in latitudes with a warm climate, the hair short for a year, while in countries with cold climates, hair begins to grow and become thicker closer to winter.
Nowadays, the world centers for growing goats Kiko breed is New Zealand, the USA and Australia. Also actively bred these animals in mountain regions, because they are adapted for movement in mountainous terrain. Kiki can be adapted for almost any, even the most adverse weather conditions. At the expense of food, there is also no problem, because the goats are absolutely not whimsical and can long remain without greenery, live only one feed. Possess strong immunity and almost never get sick. The main drawback is the manifestation of aggression, but in comparison with the advantages, it is insignificant.