Registered purebred and percentage Kiko Goats raised for hardiness, meat and pack goat prospects
Kopf Canyon Ranch

What are Kikos?

​Originally from New Zealand, Kiko goats were created in the 1980s by the crossbreeding of feral goats with dairy goats such as Nubian, Saanen, or Toggenburg. 
The term kiko in Maori, means meat. These goats are mainly bred for the purpose of meat production.

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for a very good article summary of the breed .

The Origin of Kiko Goats
by G. J. Batten, Caprinex Ltd, Nelson, New Zealand

Here is a summary of the techincal abstract describing how the breed was created.
AKGA Video - The Kiko Advantage
A breed introduction produced by the American Kiko Goat Association, a nonprofit Kiko registry.

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NKR Video - Why Kikos?
A breed introduction produced by the National Kiko Registry.

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Comparison of Boer, Kiko, and Spanish meat goat does for stayability and cumulative reproductive output in the humid subtropical southeastern United States