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What does a full grown african pygmy goat look like pics plz

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I have 4 pygmy goats  2, 2 month old's  and 2, 7 month old's here is a pic of my 7 month old buck and doe is this as big as they will get? will my buck grow a beard and long hair? if not what does a full grown look like pics please

Here is a few pics. sorry they both are not good but gives you an idea
                               Here is my doe
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/26863_img_1319.jpg

                       Here is my buck

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/26863_pic_19.jpg


Edited by aaronzclark - 6/4/09 at 6:12pm
6 EE's 5 Partridge rocks, 5 Black jersey giants, 5 light brahmas, 4 mille fleur banties, 1 Polish, 2 Dark brahma, 2 RIR, 4 white leggern 4 buff rocks 1 Light Brahma cockerel, 5 pygmy goats, (more to come)
8 guineas 1 dog 5 cats 2 ducks 1 parakeet 6 fish and soon to have a parrot
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6 EE's 5 Partridge rocks, 5 Black jersey giants, 5 light brahmas, 4 mille fleur banties, 1 Polish, 2 Dark brahma, 2 RIR, 4 white leggern 4 buff rocks 1 Light Brahma cockerel, 5 pygmy goats, (more to come)
8 guineas 1 dog 5 cats 2 ducks 1 parakeet 6 fish and soon to have a parrot
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post #2 of 19

The buck looks to have something else in him, I'm guessing nigerian dwarf, but hard to tell from that angle. At 7 months old they shouldn't be full grown, their pretty much full height at 2 years (although some are late bloomers), and will still fill out til 3 years or so.

Here's a breeders site you can check out their goats,
http://www.maggidans.com/bucks.htm

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post #4 of 19
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Nope full pygmy I got him at 2 days old the lady had him and his twin brother in with the daddy and mama both pygmy. this was actually early 6 month picture cruddy picture


Edited by aaronzclark - 6/4/09 at 8:39pm
6 EE's 5 Partridge rocks, 5 Black jersey giants, 5 light brahmas, 4 mille fleur banties, 1 Polish, 2 Dark brahma, 2 RIR, 4 white leggern 4 buff rocks 1 Light Brahma cockerel, 5 pygmy goats, (more to come)
8 guineas 1 dog 5 cats 2 ducks 1 parakeet 6 fish and soon to have a parrot
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6 EE's 5 Partridge rocks, 5 Black jersey giants, 5 light brahmas, 4 mille fleur banties, 1 Polish, 2 Dark brahma, 2 RIR, 4 white leggern 4 buff rocks 1 Light Brahma cockerel, 5 pygmy goats, (more to come)
8 guineas 1 dog 5 cats 2 ducks 1 parakeet 6 fish and soon to have a parrot
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post #5 of 19

There are two types of Pygmy goats that I see out in the world. "Pygmys" that are sold as purebred and are of small stature and have a lot of the same characteristics as the the registered purebred pygmies that are bred to a standard and the show type.

A lot of Pygmys are mixed but still retain very dwarf like characteristics but also display traits of other breeds. Both of your goats have a pretty short stature and decent cobby bodies but the buck does display non-characteristic markings in the face and some other random white. I would say that at some point they may have come from a mixed breed heritage but are still very Pygmy in type and some of the more Pygmy type goats I have seen that are being sold as "Pygmy goats".

Your 7 month old goats are not yet full grown as mentioned about 2 is full grown and the buck is just now probably starting to get "bucky" he should grow a nice full coat with a long beard. Pygmy bucks are very precocious, bet you cant wait until he starts peeing on himself, LOL!!!

here is a full grown buck
http://pic90.picturetrail.com/VOL2160/3341188/8066524/318694209.jpg


Edited by cutiepieacres - 6/4/09 at 9:25pm
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post #6 of 19

Is he registered? I was basing that partly on his color, but he also doesn't look stocky enough either, ever hear anyone say pygmies look like beer kegs on legs? There is a reason they say that! Based on that pic I'd guess Nigerian Dwarf.

I think the black w/ frosted ears and nose is a normal pygmy color, but generally they won't have anymore then a belly band of white (anymore than that is undesirable).

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Originally Posted by cutiepieacres 

There are two types of Pygmy goats that I see out in the world. "Pygmys" that are sold as purebred and are of small stature and have a lot of the same characteristics as the the registered purebred pygmies that are bred to a standard and the show type.

A lot of Pygmys are mixed but still retain very dwarf like characteristics but also display traits of other breeds. Both of your goats have a pretty short stature and decent cobby bodies but the buck does display non-characteristic markings in the face and some other random white. I would say that at some point they may have come from a mixed breed heritage but are still very Pygmy in type and some of the more Pygmy type goats I have seen that are being sold as "Pygmy goats".

Your 7 month old goats are not yet full grown as mentioned about 2 is full grown and the buck is just now probably starting to get "bucky" he should grow a nice full coat with a long beard. Pygmy bucks are very precocious, bet you cant wait until he starts peeing on himself, LOL!!!

here is a full grown buck
http://pic90.picturetrail.com/VOL2160/3341188/8066524/318694209.jpg


Yes he is just now getting bucky he has started peeing on him self and has big testes but short coat I hope he grows a beard and turns more manly he is a bottle baby lol  Anyways mom and dad were both pygmy but the mom and dad could of been mixed with something who knows I was just telling my dad he looks more nigerian to me but he has pygmy in him that's all I know


Edited by aaronzclark - 6/5/09 at 9:32am
6 EE's 5 Partridge rocks, 5 Black jersey giants, 5 light brahmas, 4 mille fleur banties, 1 Polish, 2 Dark brahma, 2 RIR, 4 white leggern 4 buff rocks 1 Light Brahma cockerel, 5 pygmy goats, (more to come)
8 guineas 1 dog 5 cats 2 ducks 1 parakeet 6 fish and soon to have a parrot
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6 EE's 5 Partridge rocks, 5 Black jersey giants, 5 light brahmas, 4 mille fleur banties, 1 Polish, 2 Dark brahma, 2 RIR, 4 white leggern 4 buff rocks 1 Light Brahma cockerel, 5 pygmy goats, (more to come)
8 guineas 1 dog 5 cats 2 ducks 1 parakeet 6 fish and soon to have a parrot
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post #8 of 19

OH a bottle baby!!! smile
I love bottle babies. But they are usually much more slow to develop, he will grow a beard but depending on what is in his background he may or maynot retain a more slick appearance. But he should still get a martingale and more hair growth over the topline and legs and up on his crown/forehead area.

I bet he is cute. You need new pics, all this talk we need to see him!

~Jackie~

Raising Texel Cavies in S. CA- Home of the 2009 ARBA Convention BOB Texel
Cutie Pie Acres
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post #9 of 19
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K good. I thought he was  wormy but I have wormed him and gave him shots so its just his appearence I guess. most pygmy goats are big built my doe is 3 weeks older and he a lot fuller in the face and has longer hair


Edited by aaronzclark - 6/5/09 at 9:38am
6 EE's 5 Partridge rocks, 5 Black jersey giants, 5 light brahmas, 4 mille fleur banties, 1 Polish, 2 Dark brahma, 2 RIR, 4 white leggern 4 buff rocks 1 Light Brahma cockerel, 5 pygmy goats, (more to come)
8 guineas 1 dog 5 cats 2 ducks 1 parakeet 6 fish and soon to have a parrot
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6 EE's 5 Partridge rocks, 5 Black jersey giants, 5 light brahmas, 4 mille fleur banties, 1 Polish, 2 Dark brahma, 2 RIR, 4 white leggern 4 buff rocks 1 Light Brahma cockerel, 5 pygmy goats, (more to come)
8 guineas 1 dog 5 cats 2 ducks 1 parakeet 6 fish and soon to have a parrot
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post #10 of 19

He's cute either way I hope you will post more pics of him, I'd love to see him from the side!

I haven't found bottle babies to be slower to develop, in fact my bottle kids are often bigger then their sibs!

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