The “Jianzhou big-eared goat” is China’s newest meat goat variety. This marks the second successful cultivation of a new variety of meat goats in Sichuan Province, and the first Chinese meat goat since in 1998 following the country’s successful “Nanjiang yellow goat” variety in Sichuan Province.
Jianzhou big-eared goats evolved after 60 years of crosses between the British Nubian goat and the Jianyang local goat breed, including three cultivation stages: the introduction stage (hybrid form and hybrid population), progressive hybrid breeding stage, and transverse formation of fixed and breeding new varieties subculture stage. Jianzhou big-eared goats are 75% Nubian and 25% Jianyang.
They are characterised by the following:
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