Ok I really want a milking goat but don't have a lot of extra cash to purchase one... The only ones I've found around where I live want a minimum of 150 for one and that's not even purebred! I can't justify paying 150 for a mutt... LOL Not far from where we live they have a swap days thing about 2-3 times a year but that doesn't start back up until April... Last year they had a few nice goats really cheap! I found several does already milking for $40 bucks! But Hubby didn't want me to get one... So I've been saving up on my own... LOL so now he doesn't have a say... I was going to wait until swap days but I'm just so stinking impatient... I want goats NOW... LOL We do seem to have an abundance of cheap pygmy goats and boar around where I live... (or within a reasonable driving distance) So here is what I would like to know... Has anyone ever milked a pygmy goat??? I've spent weeks online looking up info and a few sites said yes other said no... I understand that I will not be able to get as much milk from one as I could an actual milking goat... But from what I've found they are easier to care for and eat less food... (which is a plus) I already have a small shelter almost finished for a few goats I just need to fence it in... I was wanting to pick up a few pygmy goats now and then possibly get a few saanens or nubians in the spring or fall... when swap days is back in town... My 6 year old really wants a milking goat too and already does a great job of helping me with the other animals... So I was thinking it would be easier to teach her how to milk a smaller goat as well... (since she has small hands... I remember milking a cow when I was little and had to use 2 hands to milk one teat... LMBO) I found a listing on craigslist that is about an hour and a half drive for some pygmy does that are already pregnant... http://columbus.craigslist.org/grd/955426044.html So would it be worth it to get a pygmy for milk? or would I be waisting my money and time?