The Kiko goat is a beautiful breed of goat from New Zealand. The ‘kiko’ is a Maori word which means flesh or meat. And the Kiko goat is mainly kept as a meat goat breed. The breed was developed by Garrick and Anne Batten of Nelson in the northern South Island in the 1980s. They cross-bred local feral goats with imported dairy goat bucks of the Anglo Nubian, Toggenburg and Saanen breeds. The Kiko goats were exported to the United States in the 1990s. There is a breed association of this goat named ‘The American Kiko Goat Association (AKGA). Read more information about this goat breed below.
The Kiko goats are relatively large in size. Most of the goats are of white color, although they can be in almost any color. Both bucks and does usually have horns, but a fully grown Kiko buck have prominent horns. On average a Kiko buck weights up to 80 kg and a doe weights up to 55 kg. Photo form Wikipedia.