How long can Nigerian Dwarf goats live?
between 15 and 20 years
Reproduction & Lifespan Males reach sexual maturity at only 4 months of age, while females aren’t fully mature until 8 months. With a gestation period of 5 months, they breed all year round and produce 2 to 4 young. On average, these goats live between 15 and 20 years.
What goats stay small forever?
Nigerian Dwarfs are the quintessential tiny dairy goat. They came from West Africa, too, but they are scaled-down miniature dairy goats. Several organizations register Nigerian Dwarfs so ideal heights vary; they average 17 to 19 inches for does and 19 to 21 inches for bucks.
What is the difference between pygmy and Nigerian Dwarf goats?
Pygmy’s are considered a small or dwarf MEAT breed. Nigerian Dwarf Goats have a refined overall body appearance. The bones are flat and the ideal body build is more delicate, with the refined angularity of a dairy animal. Overall body length is long.
How big do Nigerian Dwarf goats get?
Nigerian Dwarf goats are best known for their small frame, beautiful variety of colors and markings and their frequent blue eyes. They are the smallest of the milking goats breeds. Their adult height is about 17-19 inches for does and 19-21 inches for bucks. The does usually top out at 40-60 lbs while the bucks typically average 55-75 lbs.
What is the smallest breed of goat?
They are the smallest of the milking goats breeds. Their adult height is about 17-19 inches for does and 19-21 inches for bucks. The does usually top out at 40-60 lbs while the bucks typically average 55-75 lbs. African Pygmy goats are recognized as having a shorter, squatty more compact body build. They are the smallest of the meat goat breeds.
How much does it cost to buy a miniature goat?
Our miniature goats, although raised primarily as companion pets, can also be used as very productive family milkers. Doe kids will be available for $350, and little bucks will be $200.
What kind of Nigerian Dwarf babies do we offer?
We offer purebred Nigerian dwarf babies (known as kids), bucks and does based on availability. This would be a great opportunity for those who want to have these amazing animals as pets or raise a flock for their milk products.