Goats - Need Help Identifying

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by BreannaSlateStoneFarms, Mar 18, 2019.

  1. BreannaSlateStoneFarms

    BreannaSlateStoneFarms Hatching

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    Hello - I was hoping to have a few folks who might know a thing or two about goats. I am curious what breed the black and white female may be? Also I was told the male was an alpine. Does this seem correct? The male is about 1.5 yrs old and female I’m unsure. The male came with a miniature donkey & female I purchased separate. I did not think about size in regards to breeding when I purchased the female. She became pregnant and then while doing research I became a nervous reck. I read many posts warning of breeding a female with a male too large. Fortunately babies were born one week ago. Mom & babies are doing well. I however was thinking to sell her and the babies & breed my supposed Alpine w/Nubians. How would I advertise the breed & can anyone verify Dad & Mom. Any help would be greatly appreciated. (In the last pic Mom is black and Dad is black/tan)
     

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  2. sylviethecochin

    sylviethecochin Free Ranging

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    He's a nigerian dwarf. She might be part Nubian, but definitely not pure. She's too small, hasn't got the classic roman nose, and is not in possession of floppy ears. She might be a Nigerian/Nubian cross.
     
  3. BreannaSlateStoneFarms

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    How would you advertise their breed when selling?
     
  4. sylviethecochin

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    The breeds of the kids? Nigerian Dwarf x mixed dairy doe.
     
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  5. oldhenlikesdogs

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    They look like Nigerian dwarf to me and I would advertise them as that. Nigerian dwarf are considered a dairy breed.
     

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