The Kiko is a meat goat breed that originated in New Zealand. Kiko is a Maori term that means "flesh." Garrick and Anne Batten established the Kiko breed in the 1980s by crossing local feral goats with imported dairy goat bucks from the Anglo-Nubian, Saanen, and Toggenburg breeds. The breeding program's primary goals were rapid development and the capacity to live in the pastoral conditions of New Zealand's hill region.
Goatex Group LLC brought the Kiko breed to the United States in 1992. There are three Kikos registrations in the United States today: the AKGA, the IKGA, and the NKR, the latter of which is the largest. Kikos could be recognized as 100 percent New Zealand through these authorities, indicating that their genealogy can be traced all the way back to the original New Zealand stock.  "Purebreds" are goats with at least 15/16ths New Zealand stock, while "percentages" are goats with at least 50% New Zealand stock.  The NKR allows Kiko-Boer crosses to be registered as Genemaster TM.