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What breed of goat is this?

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A family friend wants my FFA barn to take this goat, but we can't identify her breed. Any ideas?
Also, I'm new to this website, so I'm not sure if this is posting or not.
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A family friend wants my FFA barn to take this goat, but we can't identify her breed. Any ideas?
Also, I'm new to this website, so I'm not sure if this is posting or not.

 

How tall is she? How much does she weigh? Does she have any registration papers?
 
Without any papers, she is likely some sort of mixed breed. Breed can only be guessed, you'll never know for certain. If she is a small goat, likely a mix of Nigerian Dwarf and Pygmy. She looks too stocky for the average Nigerian Dwarf. And pygmies are described as being a "barrel keg with legs" so she isn't quite that shape. She has wattles, a common trait on Nigerian Dwarf goats, I don't remember if they're allowed in the breed standard for pygmies.

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My backyard flock: Five Araucana girls, two Araucana boys, and seven Magpie ducks.

 

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My website for my Nigerian Dwarf Goats, Araucana Chickens, and Magpie Ducks

 

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I'm working off of pictures here, but she's a little bigger than the average Pygmy doe according to her owners. No papers. She's lived as a pet for several years, and that's what she would be in the school barn too. We don't need exact breeding, we just want some idea of what she is. Here's another picture they sent.
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Maybe she's a mix of one of the smaller breeds and a bigger dairy goat breed?
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Kelsey. Massachusetts. Have a 4 year old Black Lab/Great Pyrenees mix named Gator, a 6 year old kitty named Luna, and 8 hens hatched October 26th, 2015. 1 Barred Rock, 2 Black Australorps, 3 Buff Orpingtons, and 2 Easter Eggers on about 3 acres. 5 more chicks coming this October
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