The Jining Grey goat is a breed of domestic goat used for it’s kid pelt and cashmere fiber production. The breed is actually from the Shandong Province of China.
The breed is noted for it’s attractive wavy patterns of it’s kid pelt. And the kid pelt is the traditional commodity in international markets.
Jining Grey Goat Characteristics
Jining Grey goat is a small sized animal and have small body. Their coat color patterns vary between black, white or black and white. Both bucks and does have horn and carry a forelock.
As a small sized animal, average body weight of the buck is about 33.2 kg. And the does weight about 25.4 kg on average. Photo from Via Rural Uruguay.
These goats are mainly used for their attractive wavy patterns kid pelt and cashmere fiber production.
Jining Grey goat is very hardy and active goat breed. They are raised in temperate areas with abundant feed. They are fast maturing animal and reach maturity at their 3 to 4 months of age. They are very prolific and many does give birth of kids twice a year, or three kidding in two years.
These goats are also used for some cashmere production. Bucks will produce about 50 to 150 grams with cashmere fiber being 18 to 30 percent of the total fleece. And the does produce less, from 25 to 50 grams with cashmere fiber being 16 to 20 percent of the total fleece.
The fiber diameter averages 13.0 microns in both bucks and does. Review full breed profile of this goat breed in the following chart.
Jining Grey Goat | Breed Profile
|Breed Name||Jining Grey|
|Breed Purpose||Mainly kept for kid pelt and cashmere fiber production.|
|Buck||About 33.2 kg|
|Doe||About 25.4 kg|
|Climate Tolerance||All Climates|
|Coat Color||Black, White or Black and White|
|Good for Stall Fed||Not sure|
|Country/Place of Origin||China|