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Eco Types

I.V.G. Indigenous Veld Goat Breeders Society
Summary of the Identification Guide for the Natural African Indigenous Veld Goat. A full Identification Guide is available from the Club

Nguni Type (Mbuzi's)

Body Size Legs Colour Head & Profile Ears Horns
Small frame, compact, but well proportioned. Strong, but fine. Medium to long Multi colours, Uniform colours, Pied, Dappled, Speckled

Tendency for Swiss markings
Concave (hollow) to flat Small to medium, semi-pendulous,
lateral (sidelong
and outwards) + slightly forward
Upwards and outwards with many variations


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East. Cape Xhosa Lob Ears

Body Size Legs Colour Head & Profile Ears Horns
large frame, robust
well-muscled

strong,
medium to long
multi colours
uniform colours
dappled
marble- and
flowery patterns
 + even speckled
flat to slightly convex (bulging)
rather long and strong
lob ears large + droopy upwards and outwards large horns, inclined to be longer than the skull


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Northern Cape Speckled

Body Size Legs Colour Head & Profile Ears Horns
large frame,
well-muscled

strong, medium to long, colour on legs are concentrated - to almost solid body is white, with red, red-brown or black spots concentration of spots vary, pure bloodlines are true breeding colour pattern is a recessive gene convex to flat, rather long with slight dip in front of eyes majority have a white blaze lob ears
large + droopy
upwards and outwards with tips curving in, horns are more or less same length of skull


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Kunene Type - Kaokoland

 

Body Size Legs Colour Head & Profile Ears Horns
medium frame,
slender
finely boned,
lanky,
excellent walkers
multi colours uniform colours two toned col.
pied
speckled and dappled
flat to slightly convex, narrow face lob ears
long + droopy
(usually more narrow
than other eco-types)

slightly up, + a little outwards,
usually of head & in line with profile
base of horns is closely spaced


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