The Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goat
Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats continue to have a big future. They are a colorful miniature dairy goat. The Nigerian Dwarf Dairy goat is of West African origin. Their conformation is similiar to that of the larger dairy breeds having body parts in balanced porportion to their small size. The nose is straight, ears being upright and forward in position, with short to medium length hair on a soft coat.
This miniature breed does not require the space their larger counterpart dairy goats need, which makes the care for them practical for the small farm owner. Likewise, they do not require as much feed as their larger counterparts.
A healthy Nigerian Dwarf doe can produce over 2 quarts of sweet milk per day. They have gentle, lovable personalities. Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats have a calm, even temperament making them ideal for children. Even bucks have a calm disposition.
The height standards on the Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goat is 17" - 19" at the top of the withers with AGS's maximum height being 22.5." For bucks, 18" - 20" with AGS's maximum height at 23.5." The average adult weight of a Nigerian Dwarf dairy goat is about 75 pounds.
Color is one of the big factors that make breeding the Nigerian Dwarf dairy goat so popular. You can never be sure what color the babies will be until they are born. The main color families are black, white, chocolate, red and gold. The color and pattern combinations seem to be endless. Any color or pattern is acceptable in the breed standard. Each doe can have up to 6 kids with each kidding, but 2 and 3 kids are more common. The Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goat kids weigh about 2 pounds at birth. They are irresistibly cute!
Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats in Kansas City, Missouri, USA