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I suggest Kinder Goats! Look them up! They are a cross between a Pygmy and a Nubian. So they are great for milking and meat both. They are smaller in size, but not as tiny as dwarfs or pygmies. They are super smart, and very very sweet good pets. I started with one, and now I have around 30. smile

They are rare so you may have trouble finding them, but they are an excellent investment and quite easy to sell if you decide to breed kids. They will cost you around $200 per kid, but they will be registered and make back their price in only a couple years.

I've seen all kinds of goats, and after tons of studying and searching around I found Kinder Goats and never looked back. They are in my mind the perfect goat and I couldn't be happier. You won't be disappointed.

They come in all colors, you can get shorter or taller ones, more meat or more dairy. Some have out ears, some have hanging ears. The variety in them is just great, depending on what your breeding for.

Whatever you decide if you are wanting to breed and sell kids I do NOT suggest anything unregistered or the $20 kids near you. Remember what you paid for yours is probably what you could sell the kids for. And $20 is so not worth all the trouble of it. I would buy the best you can afford, it's well worth it. Because raising a $20 goat and a $200 goats costs the same amount of money. Which do you think you make more money back on?

If you would like more information I would love to help. I know I can sell bottle babies in the spring, or I can hook you up with other breeders.
You don't have to have bottles babies to get a tame goat though. Mine aren't bottled this year, and they are all tame. It just depends how much time you spend with them. The mother raised babies are usually healthier from the get go and have less problems. But in the end they usually come out about the same.

I have babies for sell right now. I don't know how soon you are wanting to get started.

Heres some links to some of my posts so you can see what they look like.

http://www.backyardherds.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=6271
http://www.backyardherds.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=5672
http://www.backyardherds.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=3482
http://www.backyardherds.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=6061

Seriously though. You can't beat this cuteness! Momma Lily and her first baby.
http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/5488/lilly2s.jpg
http://img202.imageshack.us/img202/7361/babyfacem.jpg


Edited by KinderKorner - 11/21/10 at 11:50am
Breeding Kinder Goats, BLRW, Silkies, Brahmas, and Cochins
Birds and eggs always for sale
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Breeding Kinder Goats, BLRW, Silkies, Brahmas, and Cochins
Birds and eggs always for sale
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post #22 of 26
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Originally Posted by KinderKorner 

I suggest Kinder Goats! Look them up! They are a cross between a Pygmy and a Nubian. So they are great for milking and meat both. They are smaller in size, but not as tiny as dwarfs or pygmies. They are super smart, and very very sweet good pets. I started with one, and now I have around 30. smile

They are rare so you may have trouble finding them, but they are an excellent investment and quite easy to sell if you decide to breed kids. They will cost you around $200 per kid, but they will be registered and make back their price in only a couple years.

I've seen all kinds of goats, and after tons of studying and searching around I found Kinder Goats and never looked back. They are in my mind the perfect goat and I couldn't be happier. You won't be disappointed.

They come in all colors, you can get shorter or taller ones, more meat or more dairy. Some have out ears, some have hanging ears. The variety in them is just great, depending on what your breeding for.

Whatever you decide if you are wanting to breed and sell kids I do NOT suggest anything unregistered or the $20 kids near you. Remember what you paid for yours is probably what you could sell the kids for. And $20 is so not worth all the trouble of it. I would buy the best you can afford, it's well worth it. Because raising a $20 goat and a $200 goats costs the same amount of money. Which do you think you make more money back on?

If you would like more information I would love to help. I know I can sell bottle babies in the spring, or I can hook you up with other breeders.
You don't have to have bottles babies to get a tame goat though. Mine aren't bottled this year, and they are all tame. It just depends how much time you spend with them. The mother raised babies are usually healthier from the get go and have less problems. But in the end they usually come out about the same.

I have babies for sell right now. I don't know how soon you are wanting to get started.

Heres some links to some of my posts so you can see what they look like.

http://www.backyardherds.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=6271
http://www.backyardherds.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=5672
http://www.backyardherds.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=3482
http://www.backyardherds.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=6061

Seriously though. You can't beat this cuteness! Momma Lily and her first baby.
http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/5488/lilly2s.jpg
http://img202.imageshack.us/img202/7361/babyfacem.jpg


I looked up Kinders awhile ago; they are cute but no breeders are close to us. I haven't gotten permission yet to get goats; but do you have a website so I can see your goaties? Would you ship? I am in NY, not really a galaxy far,far away... lol
Thank you!

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post #23 of 26
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Sorry, I'm an idiot. You website link is right there! duc

"If the whole universe has no meaning, we should never have found out that it has no meaning: just as, if there were no light in the universe and therefore no creatures with eyes, we should never know it was dark. Dark would be without meaning."

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"If the whole universe has no meaning, we should never have found out that it has no meaning: just as, if there were no light in the universe and therefore no creatures with eyes, we should never know it was dark. Dark would be without meaning."

~ C. S. Lewis


 

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post #24 of 26
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Originally Posted by drdoolittle 

Nigerian Dwarf and Pygmy goats are great pets, but you have to be careful with breeding them.  If they become pregnant with only one kid, a cesaerean is almost always needed, and then it only saves the mother's life.  The kid will usually die, as you don't realise there is trouble before it's too late.  I have 2 does this happened to at the previous owner's, and I took them knowing I would never breed them, as I would worry about a single birth.


I've heard of that being true for Pygmies, but I've never heard of that for Nigerians. I think the problem is with pygmies, because they are bred to have different body proportions, where as the Nigerians are bred to have the same proportions as full sized dairy goats. Both of my Nigerian does kidded with singles, and neither of them had a problem. Also, I know several (big time) Nigerian breeders, and none of them have had a goat that required a c-section.

I'm a fresh young'un graduated from college and on my first real job. I grew up on a small farm surrounded by cows, goats, sheep, dogs, cats, rabbits, ducks, geese, quail, guinea hens and of course- chickens.
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I'm a fresh young'un graduated from college and on my first real job. I grew up on a small farm surrounded by cows, goats, sheep, dogs, cats, rabbits, ducks, geese, quail, guinea hens and of course- chickens.
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post #25 of 26

clarkai, you are probably right about the birthing problem being only with pygmies----that's what all 3 of my does are, and that's the breed a University did a study on for that problem.  Thanks for the correction---I guess I assumed that Nigerians would have the same problem.

Peace.  It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble, or hard work.  It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart.

Mommy to 4 dogs; 5 cats; 3 pygmy goats; 3 pot belly pigs; 40 chickens; one Giant Rainbow Plated lizard; and one beautiful blue and gold macaw!!l
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Peace.  It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble, or hard work.  It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart.

Mommy to 4 dogs; 5 cats; 3 pygmy goats; 3 pot belly pigs; 40 chickens; one Giant Rainbow Plated lizard; and one beautiful blue and gold macaw!!l
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post #26 of 26

I raise Nigerians here in Hawaii.  You get what you pay for with purebreds.  There are a lot of mixed breed goats here for cheap, but I personally wouldn't want one for a pet.  Mixed breed goats can have a variety of dispositions and weaknesses.  Nigerians are small enough to make them easier to handle and they are sturdy, healthy and friendly.  That being said, though, that any breed of goat can make a good pet if it's treated properly.  My goats all know their names and come when called.  If you treat a goat like a dog, petting them, giving treats, calling them by name and interacting with them on a daily basis, then they will become pets.  I strongly advise against bottle-feeding a baby goat.  I only do that if they are too weak to nurse mama.  Goats need to be raised by goats so they can learn to be goats.  My goats are all but one, mother-raised and they are very tame.  Why not give your goats the best start in life and let them be raised by their mama for the first 12 weeks of their lives?  You will have the rest of their lives to train them to trust and love you.  By six months, my goats are totally trusting and friendly, AND they are real goats, not mixed-up creatures who think they might possibly be human and ought to live in your house with you.

Frances on the Farm:  150 chickens in 14 varieties, 10 nigerian dwarfs goats, 13 cats, and a very patient husband
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Frances on the Farm:  150 chickens in 14 varieties, 10 nigerian dwarfs goats, 13 cats, and a very patient husband
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