|Country of origin||New Zealand|
Capra aegagrus hircus
The Kiko is a breed of meat goat from New Zealand. Kiko is the Māori word for flesh or meat. The Kiko breed was created in the 1980s by Garrick and Anne Batten, who cross-bred local feral goats with imported dairy goat billies of the Anglo-Nubian, Saanen and Toggenburg breeds. The breeding aims were hardiness, fast growth, and survivability with little input from the producer.
- Breed data sheet: Kiko/New Zealand. Domestic Animal Diversity Information System of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Accessed November 2015.
- Kiko Goats: A Rare Breed of New Zealand Origin. Rare Breeds Conservation Society of New Zealand. Accessed November 2015.
- The Kiko Goat. International Kiko Goat Association. Archived 13 February 2006.
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