"Originating from New Zealand as feral goats, "Kiko" is translated as "meat" in Maori. When the Kiko breed was first being established in the 1980s, the early criteria was based on survivability and growth. This had made them a much heartier and more economical breed than other meat production breeds. Additionally, Kiko's superior qualities include exceptional maternal instincts, parasite resistance, aggressive foraging, fast growing kids, sturdier hooves, excellent crossbreeding, high carcass yields, and the list goes on. The Kiko is a performance based breed being exactly the quality that we had searched for to aid in diversifying our permaculture habitation.