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Goat breeds: Nguni or Mbuzi

Goat breeds: Nguni or Mbuzi

Origin and diffusion

Origin: South Africa

Also known as the Mbuzi goat, it is a specific ecotype of the region that derives from the indigenous Veld goats, a population found only in southern Africa. The Nguni goat is the most abundant group of indigenous goats in southern Africa and is distributed mainly in the north-eastern part of the country.

Morphological and productive characteristics

The Mbuzi goat is a multicolored breed, with a wide variety of colors and patterns, a short and shiny coat.
Mbuzi goats are compact and medium-small in size, with females much smaller than males. The profile of the face tends to be flat or slightly concave, although some males have a slight Roman nose. Horns and beards are present in both sexes.

Meat tastes good and has a very low cholesterol content.
Meat, milk, fur and hides are valuable products, but these goats also have an important cultural value, since the Zulu slaughter them for traditional ceremonies.


Nguni or Mbuzi goat (photo http://southafrica.co.za)


Nguni or Mbuzi goat (photo https://www.farmersweekly.co.za)


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