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The Kiko is a breed of meat goat from New Zealand.[1] Kiko is the Māori word for flesh or meat.[2] The Kiko breed was created in the 1980s by Garrick and Anne Batten, who cross-bred local feral goats with imported dairy goat billies of the Anglo-Nubian, Saanen and Toggenburg breeds. The breeding aims were hardiness, fast growth, and survivability with little input from the producer.[3]

Kiko
a black-and-white nanny and kid lying on the grass
Country of origin New Zealand
Use Meat
Traits
  • Goat
  • Capra aegagrus hircus

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Breed data sheet: Kiko/New Zealand. Domestic Animal Diversity Information System of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Accessed November 2015.
  2. ^ Kiko Goats: A Rare Breed of New Zealand Origin. Rare Breeds Conservation Society of New Zealand. Accessed November 2015.
  3. ^ The Kiko Goat. International Kiko Goat Association. Archived 13 February 2006.