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. Known from Africa. [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, Elsevier B.V, 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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