What is the smallest breed of goat?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Moochie, Mar 8, 2013.

  1. Moochie

    Moochie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was thought it was pygmy and nigerian, but today while looking for a pair of pet goats I saw a trio of super tiny goats.. Not sure if they were pygmies. They were brownish tan, fluffy, stubby, round shaped, and were the same size as my 4 month old Queensland heeler puppy. That was the parents, the baby was smaller than my dog. I don't have pictures today but tomorrow when I go back to the farmer I can get pictures.
    If they are pygmies then they look much smaller than they do in pictures. Both buck and doe had horns too.
     
  2. Stacykins

    Stacykins Overrun With Chickens

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    It is quite possible that the parents and also the offspring are undersized because of health reasons. High cocci and worms loads can inhibit healthy growth. Also, if they weren't properly nourished while they were growing, they might be stunted...
     
  3. Moochie

    Moochie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The guy has pretty clean conditions and pretty healthy animals. He was feeding them grain and alfalfa. I bought an 8 month old cow from him before for meat, no problems there.
     
  4. Moochie

    Moochie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh and they're not his goats. Not originally. When I went there last time for the cow he didn't have them. Now he has a bunch of baby goats and the trio. So someone else must have fed them wrong.
    There are la mancha goats but I'm not sure if I want to get those. Do they get big? He has all bucklings in some pretty patterns and colors, if I decide on the la mancha bucklings I will get them castrated. I'm just not too sure though.
     
  5. Moochie

    Moochie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What does it mean when a goat makes a "PUH" noise at you? My mom heard it from an older goat and thought it farted. Well, I got close to the bucklings and one got close, went "PUH" with it's lips or something, and then walked away. Sounds like the raspberry noise ya make when you stick your tongue out.
    Also the goat I'm getting got banded so I won't be taking him home until he is feeling better.
     
  6. Moochie

    Moochie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He's in the front, tan color
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  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    what a sweetie, you picked a good one. Looks like he enjoys eating
     
  8. Stacykins

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    That sound is kind of a sound that randy little bucks make. Since he was just banded, the hormones making him do that should wear off soon enough. Bucks make all sorts of strange noises, they snort, meep, sound like a machine gun, grunt, and basically do whatever. That kind of raspberry blowing sound is just one of their "hey pretty lady, look over here!" noises. I've never heard my wether make it, but my buck, oh yes.
     
  9. Moochie

    Moochie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ohh I see. Well he better be a sweetie when I bring him home. I do have 2 questions though. How old does he look? Farmer said about 2 months but it was not originally his goat so I'd like to be sure.. What is his color called? I'm guessing it's a solid, not agouti or random marking, so solid.. Tan? Solid diluted brown?
     

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