Boer is Breed of Goat
which was developed in South Africa in the early 1900s
The name is derived from the Afrikaans word boer, which means farmer.
The Boer goat was probably bred from the indigenous South African goats kept by the Namaqua, San, and Fooku tribes, with some crossing of Indian and European bloodlines being possible
Millions of Boer goats are raised in southern Africa as well as in Australia and New Zealand, the United States and Canada, the United Kingdom, and elsewhere.
They were selected for meat rather than milk production.
This makes it one of the most popular breeds of meat goat in the world.
Boer goats have high disease resistance and adapt well to hot, dry semi-deserts.
Common crosses are Boer x Spanish goat, Boer x Angora goat, Boer x Kiko goat, Boer x Nubian goat, Boer x Sirohi, Boer x Osmanabadi, and Boer x Jamnapari goat. An effort to crossbreed with the Malabari goat has been controversial
The Boer breed is characterized by a white body, red head and red coloration on at least one side of the neck.
They have large pendulous ears, are large, stocky animals with backward-curving horns and strong, well-placed legs.
They are prized for their size, rapid weight gain, carcass quality, hardness and delicacy.
Boers are famous for having twins in three years, often twins and sometimes triplets.
Adult males often reach 160 kg (350 Pound), and females can weigh up to 110 kg (about 250 Pound).