Goat Breeds Question

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Chicken5555, Feb 5, 2017.

  1. Chicken5555

    Chicken5555 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have a new baby goat named Charley. [​IMG]

    I was told Nigerian Dwarf, but I'm starting to wonder if the seller was mistaken or maybe even dishonest. I'm not hugely concerned about whether he is pure or not, just curious if my suspicions are right.

    Charley is mostly white with some brown and black markings. The parents (according to the seller) were on site and I saw them, but the seller said they have other goats at their mom's farm where Charley's mom is around other bucks too. The mom is brown with black dorsal stripe and black face/leg markings. I can tell that Charley has the same markings under the white patches. The buck that the seller said is Charley's father is white with black spots, not ticking, spots.

    There is an area about 2 to 3 inches at the top of Charley's withers there the fur grows backwards. The hairs are blunt, like someone cut the hair there to disguise the length. Is there a breed of goat that has this feature? I've tried looking it up but search results only show the Rhodesian Ridgeback dog. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2017
  2. Chicken5555

    Chicken5555 Chillin' With My Peeps

    This is the picture from the listing... I haven't taken any pictures of him yet.
    The seller said that the goat he is with is his momma.

  3. Chicken5555

    Chicken5555 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Here are some pictures of Charley's cowlick, swirl, rosette, or whatever. I've brushed his fur and it still goes the wrong way. Can anyone tell me if that is a trait of any particular breed or just his special trait? Thanks.


  4. cassie

    cassie Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 19, 2009
    It is his unique characteristic. It is not a breed trait, or if it is, I've never heard of it. BTW, I have a nephew whose hair does the same thing. He just learned to deal with it.
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