New Goats! what breed?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by CluckGirl, Nov 21, 2012.

  1. CluckGirl

    CluckGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just got 2 goats and I don't know what breed they are help please? Thanks!




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    she has four teats


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  2. hannakmathis

    hannakmathis New Egg

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    Almost looks like a 1/4 Nubian 3/4 Boer cross to me.
     
  3. CluckGirl

    CluckGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes but they are vary small.
     
  4. hannakmathis

    hannakmathis New Egg

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    Could be like a Nigerian, maybe? I only say that because they're miniature.
     
  5. cassie

    cassie Overrun With Chickens

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    They are not purebreds, that's for sure. Nigerians and pygmies (two breeds of mini goats) have upright ears. These look like they are Nigerians crossed with Boer. The Boer would explain the floppy ears and the extra teats.
     
  6. CluckGirl

    CluckGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was thinking a kinder or a mini nubiun. but as I said I don't know.[​IMG]
     
  7. FeyRaine

    FeyRaine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very unlikely but the dark one is colored like my Purebreed Oberhasli (rare dairy breed, formerly called Swiss Alpine, fairly large sized). White is dominant in goats so having that Oberhasli color is unusual and maybe a hint of one back a generation or 3 ... that is my best guess anyway. BTW - Oberhasli have one of the highest butterfat % in dairy breeds so the milk is very sweet & Cream rich so that would be a bonus if it passed w/ the coloring :) hope that helps. -Raine
     
  8. Stacykins

    Stacykins Overrun With Chickens

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    The color pattern is known as chamoisee. It is actually a pretty common color among Nigerians and their mixes. Because Oberhasli goats are a breed that must have that color (or black), it is often associated with them. I do love that pattern personally, more than buckskin. My Nigerian buck is a solid, dark chamoisee!
     
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  9. CluckGirl

    CluckGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Everybody! [​IMG]
     
  10. hippiechick85

    hippiechick85 Out Of The Brooder

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    I would say Boer X Nigerian or Nubian X Nigerian
     

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