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What does a full grown african pygmy goat look like pics plz

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by aaronzclark, Jun 4, 2009.

  1. aaronzclark

    aaronzclark Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have 4 pygmy goats 2, 2 month old's and 2, 7 month old's here is a pic of my 7 month old buck and doe is this as big as they will get? will my buck grow a beard and long hair? if not what does a full grown look like pics please

    Here is a few pics. sorry they both are not good but gives you an idea
    Here is my doe
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    Here is my buck

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  2. Haviris

    Haviris Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 4, 2007
    The buck looks to have something else in him, I'm guessing nigerian dwarf, but hard to tell from that angle. At 7 months old they shouldn't be full grown, their pretty much full height at 2 years (although some are late bloomers), and will still fill out til 3 years or so.

    Here's a breeders site you can check out their goats,
    http://www.maggidans.com/bucks.htm
     
  3. Larry Waughon

    Larry Waughon Out Of The Brooder

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  4. aaronzclark

    aaronzclark Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nope full pygmy I got him at 2 days old the lady had him and his twin brother in with the daddy and mama both pygmy. this was actually early 6 month picture cruddy picture
     
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  5. cutiepieacres

    cutiepieacres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There are two types of Pygmy goats that I see out in the world. "Pygmys" that are sold as purebred and are of small stature and have a lot of the same characteristics as the the registered purebred pygmies that are bred to a standard and the show type.

    A lot of Pygmys are mixed but still retain very dwarf like characteristics but also display traits of other breeds. Both of your goats have a pretty short stature and decent cobby bodies but the buck does display non-characteristic markings in the face and some other random white. I would say that at some point they may have come from a mixed breed heritage but are still very Pygmy in type and some of the more Pygmy type goats I have seen that are being sold as "Pygmy goats".

    Your 7 month old goats are not yet full grown as mentioned about 2 is full grown and the buck is just now probably starting to get "bucky" he should grow a nice full coat with a long beard. Pygmy bucks are very precocious, bet you cant wait until he starts peeing on himself, LOL!!!

    here is a full grown buck
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  6. Haviris

    Haviris Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 4, 2007
    Is he registered? I was basing that partly on his color, but he also doesn't look stocky enough either, ever hear anyone say pygmies look like beer kegs on legs? There is a reason they say that! Based on that pic I'd guess Nigerian Dwarf.

    I think the black w/ frosted ears and nose is a normal pygmy color, but generally they won't have anymore then a belly band of white (anymore than that is undesirable).
     
  7. aaronzclark

    aaronzclark Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Yes he is just now getting bucky he has started peeing on him self and has big testes but short coat I hope he grows a beard and turns more manly he is a bottle baby [​IMG] Anyways mom and dad were both pygmy but the mom and dad could of been mixed with something who knows I was just telling my dad he looks more nigerian to me but he has pygmy in him that's all I know
     
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  8. cutiepieacres

    cutiepieacres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OH a bottle baby!!! [​IMG]
    I love bottle babies. But they are usually much more slow to develop, he will grow a beard but depending on what is in his background he may or maynot retain a more slick appearance. But he should still get a martingale and more hair growth over the topline and legs and up on his crown/forehead area.

    I bet he is cute. You need new pics, all this talk we need to see him!
     
  9. aaronzclark

    aaronzclark Chillin' With My Peeps

    K good. I thought he was wormy but I have wormed him and gave him shots so its just his appearence I guess. most pygmy goats are big built my doe is 3 weeks older and he a lot fuller in the face and has longer hair
     
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  10. Haviris

    Haviris Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 4, 2007
    He's cute either way I hope you will post more pics of him, I'd love to see him from the side!

    I haven't found bottle babies to be slower to develop, in fact my bottle kids are often bigger then their sibs!
     

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