Sahelian Goats are from West
Africa, especially in north and northwest Mali. They are used for the
production of meat, goatskin, and very rarely milk.
Sahelian Goats belong to the
Savanna group of goats with many types and subtypes raised in the Saharan and
They have a thin appearance,
narrow body, shallow chest, and sloping short croup. Both genders are horned,
most (70%) with wattles, pendent or semi-pendulous ears. Average females weight
about 55-75 pounds, height in withers 65-75 cm, heart girth 62-78 cm, males
about 85-125 pounds, 65-85cm in withers and 70-85 cm. in heart girth.
They have stiff short hair, with variety of
colors from pure white, cream, to red, black or gray sprinkled or pied, gray,
brown or black.