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Nigerian Dwarf goats

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Alabama ee, Jan 5, 2011.

  1. Alabama ee

    Alabama ee Songster

    Feb 18, 2010
    I was thinking about getting a couple of ND goats. What is a good size at 8 months? I was looking at a couple and they were, to me, small..even for ND. Their doe's weight is 25 lbs. Is that a normal size for this goat?

  2. farmchick897

    farmchick897 Songster

    Jun 20, 2010
    I would say that's small especially if they are does and you plan to breed them. If they are pets or a buck then maybe you like small.
  3. key west chick

    key west chick Songster

    May 31, 2008
    Gainesville, GA
    I would think at 8 months thats not bad. My smallest doe at 4 years probably only weighs about 45 or 50 pounds. She is small, and a little on the more dairy looking side, but she is healthy. My largest one is a wether who probably weighs about 70 pounds, but he is a little chunky in my opinion.
  4. glenolam

    glenolam Songster

    Aug 19, 2009
    Canterbury, CT
    I'd say her weight isn't that bad, either. Is she mixed with a pygmy at all? I have a pb nigerian buckling who's 10 mos old and just barely over the 35lb mark. He's a huge chunky but too....
  5. i don't have a lot of experience, but our 2 year old wether is about 40 pounds, and our 2 year old female is maybe 50 pounds, the younger girl who is a little over a year old is around 30-35 pounds. So 25-30 pounds for an 8 month old seems about right.

    i love our Nigerians, they are so much fun.
  6. PuppyBantamCochin

    PuppyBantamCochin Songster

    Apr 19, 2010
    they're probably a little small but... then NDs can be anywhere from 45 to 80pounds. If they're does, and you plan to breed them, then I'd wait at least till their 35-40lbs.
    I had a unreg nigi buck that was 90lbs, and I have a doe that is around 80, but she's deep. My 9month old doeling is probably 35-40lbs. And my 10month old, %75 nigi wether's about 50-55lbs and he has growing to do. My other goats are pygmy/nigis and are between 60 and 75lbs at 3years old.
  7. Alabama ee

    Alabama ee Songster

    Feb 18, 2010
    thanks for all your answers! I guess it is an ok size. They are very healthy looking and adorable. I can't wait to get them.[​IMG] l

  8. Crazyland

    Crazyland Songster

    Aug 14, 2009
    Sandhills NC
    Congrats! You will have to post pictures when you bring them home. [​IMG]
  9. drdoolittle

    drdoolittle Songster

    Jul 30, 2010
    NE Indiana
    I have 2 ND wethers, and they are around 7 or 8 months old. I think they probably weigh at least 40 lbs. each, and they are twins, so I thought they would stay a little smaller.[​IMG]This is them at about 4 months old.

    [​IMG]Here they are at about 2 months with their little adopted sister, Adia (She's a week older than them!). Namdi is in the middle, and Ajani is on the right.
  10. Alabama ee

    Alabama ee Songster

    Feb 18, 2010
    Those are too cute!

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