Damascus goat

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The Damascus goat, also known as Aleppo, Halep, Baladi, Damascene, Shami, or Chami, is a breed of goat with a unique head and mouth shape raised in Syria, Cyprus and Lebanon. It is generally used in milk production.

There has been interest in the breeding and genetics of the goat. [1][2][3]

A Damascus goat named Qahr won the first prize for the "Most Beautiful Goat" title at the Mazayen al-Maaz competition in Riyadh on June 13, 2008.[4]


  1. ^ Mavrogenis, A. P (1985), Relationships among criteria of selection for growth and mature bodyweight in the Damascus goat, Agricultural Research Institute, retrieved 13 September 2015
  2. ^ Mavrogenis, A. P; Constantinou, A; Institouton Geōrgikōn Ereunōn (cyprus) (1991), Selection index and expected genetic progress in Damascus goats, Agricultural Research Institute, Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources, retrieved 13 September 2015
  3. ^ Al-Saef, A.M (2013-05-01), "Genetic and phenotypic parameters of body weights in Saudi Aradi goat and their crosses with Syrian Damascus goat", Small Ruminant Research, 112 (1–3): 35(4), ISSN 0921-4488
  4. ^ "Beauty is in the eye of the goat watcher". SBS World News. Archived from the original on 2008-10-13. Retrieved 2008-06-20.

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