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Breeds of Livestock - Black Bengal Goats

Breeds of Livestock - Black Bengal Goats

Black Bengal

Also Known As: Bengal

This breed is found in the Bengal, Bihar and Orissa regions of northeastern India and throughout Bangladesh. They are a meat and dairy breed which are small to dwarf in stature. The Black Bengal is a prolific breed and while usually black it is also found in borwn, white or gray. The breed has a short coat and ears and is bearded.

Reference:
Mason, I.L. 1996. A World Dictionary of Livestock Breeds, Types and Varieties. Fourth Edition. C.A.B International. 273 pp.
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