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Gaddi Goat

Capra hircus


The breed derives its name from the nomadic tribe ―Gaddi, who normally keep this breed.
Gaddi is a medium sized goat breed, well built and with long hair. The coat color is mostly white but some animals with black, brown or tan markings are also found. Both sexes have long spiral horns directed upward and backward with pointed tips. The ears are long and drooping.


Found in Kangra and Kullu valley, Chamba, Sirmur, Simla and Lahaul and Spiti in Himachal Pradesh, hilly districts of Tehri Garhwal, Chamoli in Uttaranchal and in parts of Jammu hills.


Got these captures on the Triund trek, Mcleodganj. Always nice to find them on these mountain trails, sometimes walking along or on top of the rocks!. Some of them looking for shelter under the rocks to avoid the scorching heat as the temperature rose. Found some brown and black goats as well and will be posting them too.

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Himachal Pradesh, India

Spotted on Jun 24, 2013
Submitted on Sep 8, 2013

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