Pygmy goats: Pure or not?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by PrinceSandwich, Aug 29, 2010.

  1. PrinceSandwich

    PrinceSandwich Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I talked to someone around here that has some Pygmy Goats for sale. He said that they used to have other goat breeds too, and that they crossed bred them together. They say that they just have the Pygmys now and have bred them back to straight Pygmys. Would they actually be purebred again? He said they are around 16 inches tall. I'm going to go and see them soon, and I'll take some pics.
     
  2. Cindiloohoo

    Cindiloohoo Quiet as a Church Mouse

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    Well if they retained the pure Pygmy's and bred back to the Pygmy's then yes. If they bred them and used the mixed offspring to breed back to pure Pygmy's then no. They sound like the size of pure though. This will be a must see to make sure type deal.
     
  3. PrinceSandwich

    PrinceSandwich Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I'm thinking that they probably bred the mixed offspring together to get what they have now, but I'm not sure.
     
  4. littlefarm_bighappy

    littlefarm_bighappy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry, unless they have a pedigree with NPGA, they aren;t "pure" pygmies. Thaey might have a bunch of pygmy breeding, or they might be pure Nigerian Dwarfs. I've seen both passed off as pygmies before.


    As a rule- without getting into the complex breed standard- a goat with splashes of white on it is not GENERALLY pygmy. Most pygmies are solid with dark points.
     

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