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What's the tallest goat breed?

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Does anyone know what the tallest goat breed is?

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I raise Kazan tumbler pigeons, Old german owl pigeons, Homing pigeons, Dragoon pigeons d'Anver bantams, Silkies, Leghorn bantams, Easter eggers, Australorps, Call ducks, Embden geese and Coturnix quail. Soon I will also have Jumbo Ringneck Pheasants, Guinea Fowl, Naked neck chickens, and Chantecler chickens.Check out my website at: jcaviaries.yolasite.com
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My cousin says it is the Boer goat. the smallest goat is the Pygmy goat. At least in the US as far as she knows. Correct us if we're wrong.

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post #3 of 13

I don't know the tallest common breed just some exotic ones like the Indian Jamunapari.  Nigerian dwarf goats and pygmy are probably tied for smallest.  It's somewhat hard to compare since being a meat breed pygmy tend to have the average size figured by weight and being a dairy breed nigerian by height.

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I thought Nubians were the tallest....the American ones, not the Africaans ones.

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post #5 of 13
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Originally Posted by EweSheep 

I thought Nubians were the tallest....the American ones, not the Africaans ones.


You are correct. Nubian ideal height for bucks 94cm, does 81cm.
Boers are heavier but not as tall.

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The biggest goats I have ever seen were Saanens.  No idea how their standard compares to other breeds though.

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Originally Posted by PotterWatch 

The biggest goats I have ever seen were Saanens.  No idea how their standard compares to other breeds though.


Yep. I've seen some TALL Nubians, but on average I always thought Saanens were the big'uns.

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post #8 of 13

According to here http://www.ansc.purdue.edu/goat/factsheet/breeds.htm  Saanen, Nubian, and Alpine are all the same size.  I would think the meat breeds would be larger but I'm not sure about height.  I found the weight on Boer as being up to 300lbs which is more than double either of those 3 dairy breeds weigh.


Edited by Akane - 9/10/10 at 8:27pm
post #9 of 13

Boers are generally not that tall. I also thought Saanens were the tallest.

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I have a Nubian, some Boers, a Saanan and others, but I've never seen a goat taller than an Oberhasli.

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