Gogo, Chaga, Arusha, Small East African
Small East African Meat Goat
Relatively small in size (64 cm height and 31 to 40 kg); the head is fine with narrow muzzle and dished or straight facial profile; horns usually present in both sexes, but in some flocks up to 35% of the population is polled; ears are medium in length and can be pricked or slightly pendent; coat colour is extremely variable; coat hair is short and fine, and can have longer hair on the hindquarters (Wilson, 1991).
Widely found in Kenya and northern Tanzania (Gogo, Arusha, Chagga); the climate is mainly semi-arid with bimodal rainfall; the production systems range from pastoral and agro-pastoral to agricultural (e.g. on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro and Meru) (Wilson, 1991).