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My Three Amigos! (Nigerian Dwarf wethers)

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by mlheran, Jul 25, 2008.

  1. mlheran

    mlheran Songster

    I've had them for a couple months now (they're almost five months old), but I thought I'd share some pics and a video of these cuties! They're so much fun, I love them!!

    This was when I brought them home at about 10 weeks -all three fit in my dog's crate!
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    Overcoming shyness with rose treats...
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    Getting a new yard toy (and collars -yes, they're breakaway)...
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    We like it!
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    From left to right: Frito, Cisco, and Pancho
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    (Frito has freckles, Cisco is the dashing hero, and Pancho is his bumbling sidekick)

    Got any treats??
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    And be sure to check out their Billygoats Gruff routine (best in "high quality" view)!

    Thanks for viewing! [​IMG]
     
  2. shangri-lafarms

    shangri-lafarms Songster

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    OMG they are so beautiful!!!!!!!! Are you going to milk them??? I figured that's what the stands were for?? I am interested in this breed and I wonder how their milk tastes?? Have you had it before...My husband is worried about two things if and when I get goats, one is the milk taste factor the other is he is worried that they are destructive and climb on things, I am pretty sure he's just worried about getting his new truck scratched LOL:)
     
  3. mlheran

    mlheran Songster

    Quote:Thank you! As for milking, no, they're all wethers (castrated males). I got them for fun and for brush clearing -they LOVE blackberries, roses, and grapevines!

    Sorry I can't help with the milking issue, but I can say YES, they do love to climb on anything and everything! Mine haven't been destructive, but so far they have plenty of things to jump, rub, and chew on to keep them happy.
     
  4. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Crowing Premium Member

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    How cute are they?!?! [​IMG] I LOVE their colors and markings!
     
  5. SterlingAcres

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    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    Oh they are too stinkin' cute!! [​IMG] Congrats!
     
  6. maplesky7

    maplesky7 Flock Mistress

    Jun 14, 2008
    N. IL.
    I love their bold colors. Very striking.

    and stinkin' cute.

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  7. buck-wild-chick

    buck-wild-chick Songster

    Jul 24, 2008
    Hamilton C. FL
    they are beautiful [​IMG]
     
  8. shangri-lafarms

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    It's obvious I don't know much about goats LOL okay now I know what wethers are LOL.....I just know that this is a line of dairy goats........I haven't researched enough yet...but they are still so gorgeous...and now I am laughing at myself that I thought their toys were milking stands!!!![​IMG]
     
  9. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

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    I love their colors! Absolutely adorable little boys. The video had me laughing out loud ... just like my own NDs. I can sit and watch them for ever when they get to playing around like that.

    Goats are the best... but they do have to be on top of, under, around, in, behind, over, under and through everything! We can't let them see our little car or they immediately jump up onto the hood. They can't get onto our truck ... yet! We love their antics but not everyone does.
     
  10. mlheran

    mlheran Songster

    Thanks for all the nice comments guys! The boys are basking in the compliments, chewing their cud contentedly.

    I chose these boys almost solely for their coloring, I love the buckskin pattern -and the white splashes are fun. They are from a family in the Sierra foothills who breed them for show -they had tons of ribbons- but my guys are just for country fun. And boy, are they fun! [​IMG]
     

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