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NIGERIAN DWARF DAIRY GOAT

The Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goat is a miniature goat of West African origin. Its conformation is similar to that of the larger dairy breeds.  The maximum height is 21 inches. The average adult weight is about 75 pounds. Nigerian Dwarf Goats are rare.

Dwarf or Pygmy?

The most commonly asked question about Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats is: What is the difference between these and Pygmy Goats? Although they share similar origins, they are each a separate and distinct breed. Pygmies are bred to be short and cobby in stature with heavy bones. Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats are bred to have length of body and fineness of structure in proportion to true dairy character.

Color & Temperament

Color is one of the big factors that makes breeding Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats so popular. You can never be sure what color the babies will be until they are born.

Another reason Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats are growing in popularity is their gentle and lovable temperaments. They make wonderful pets and great projects for young children, handicapped, and 4-H.

Breeding Facts

Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats can have several kids at a time. They are good mothers.

Milking

Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats are a dairy breed and provide a surprising amount of milk for their size if you want your own delicious milk. The milk is high in butter fat and protein.

We have 5 darling kids born in June, 2016.  They will be for sale starting the first week of August.  They have been dehorned and have shots.  Males are $250 each and females $300 each. 
 
We also have adult females for sale ($300)!
 
Call 508-5632560 if you are interested in purchasing one of this delightful animals. 


Our Breeding herd consist of:
 
STUDS
Amiri
(born 2/08).  Amiri (which means "Little Prince") is brown and white and is an intact male.
 
 
Arthos, a brown and white male with wattles born July 14, 2012.
 

 
 

DOES
 
Gracie was born here on the farm in 2010 (light brown and white). 

T'Pol
joined the herd in July, 2010.  She is black with white spots. 

Nigelle, a multicolor girl (named in memory of Nigel) joined the herd in July 2010.
 
Irene, a tan and white girl (born during hurricane Irene) (polled), born August 29, 2011
 
Stormy, a tan and white girl and sister to Irene (born during the hurricane Irene) (polled) born August 29, 2011
 
MoonPie, a brown,black and white girl born July 8, 2012
 
Tulip, a brown, black and white girl born July 7 2012. 
 
 
Isis, our tiny, black and white with brown socks girl, born August, 2013
 
Ramona, a brown, black and white girl born July 14, 2014.  

Our herd is CAE negative.