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What breed of goat do I have?!

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by kcdef, Apr 4, 2017.

  1. kcdef

    kcdef In the Brooder

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    [​IMG]Could you guys tell me what breed of goat you think I have?
    He was bought at an auction, and I ended up with him - long story. But he's a sweetie, and I love him, but I know nothing about him! His horns are about 2 inches long and he weighs MAYBE 30 pounds.
    What kind of goat do you think he is?
     
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  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Chicken tender Premium Member

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    I think I see a blue eye? Probably Nigerian dwarf.
     
  3. gdcfarm15

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    I agree, Nigerian dwarf. That's what we raise.
     
  4. Serenity06

    Serenity06 Chirping

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    Can you guys tell me what kind of goats I have? The lady I got them from about 3 years ago said one is a dwarf goat and the other is a dwarf pygmy.... which doesn't make sense. I always just said they're Pygmy goats, but could they be Nigerian dwarf or even a mix? They both have blue eyes, and are no more than 24 inches tall.

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  5. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Chicken tender Premium Member

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    The coloring suggests a Nigerian pygmy mix, which are two different breeds of goats.
     
  6. gdcfarm15

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    I want to say a Pygmy/Nigerian dwarf mix.
     
  7. Serenity06

    Serenity06 Chirping

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    Thank you both. How can you tell? What are the differences in the 2 breeds?
     

  8. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Chicken tender Premium Member

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    Pygmy come in agouti and Carmel for coloring with the dark stripe down the back. Pygmy are true dwarf with shortened legs.

    Nigerian dwarf come in range of colors and can have blue eyes. They are a miniature dairy breed.
     
  9. Serenity06

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    Awesome! Thanks for the info :)
     

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