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What kind of goat should I get?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by debilorrah, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    We are moving to an area that is 2.5 acres and we need weed control. We also plan on having a couple dogs, so I need to know what kind of goat is best. [​IMG]
  2. zatsdeb

    zatsdeb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 2, 2007
    Lincoln, Illinois
    one without horns! it is safer with dogs and small children. I love my saanans, milk goats. they are bigger and are very sweet and mellow.

    ODS-n-ENS FARM Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 16, 2008
    I am partial to pygmys.....I have a small one that thinks she is a dog. She is such a snuggle bug ,loves to go for rides and helps keep the vegetation under control.

    Last edited: Apr 17, 2009
  4. FrizzleFreak

    FrizzleFreak Chillin' With My Peeps

    NUBIANS! You would love them Debi. They are very sweet, fairly large, have long floppy ears, and are a bit whiny. Their milk is delicious. Lets see...on this section, Violet, MissPrissy's goat is a Nubian. Or at least a Nubian cross. Nubians often end up thinking that they are dogs, and sometimes people mistake them for dogs. The standard for the breed is dehorned, and they come in every color of the rainbow. I'll get some pics up.
    [​IMG] A Nubian doe.

    [​IMG] Moonspotted doe, my fave color.

    [​IMG] Moonspotted doeling.
  5. conroy

    conroy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 10, 2008
    What about some sheep? [​IMG]
  6. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

    Aug 25, 2008
  7. Mikhail

    Mikhail Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 13, 2008
    Whethered (neutered males) Pygmy goats [​IMG] That's the kind I want!
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2009
  8. babymakes6

    babymakes6 Gifted

    Feb 24, 2009
    far west Ohio
    I agree, you need Nubians! They are very affectionate-the "Silkies of the goat world!"
    I never saw the moonspotted color before-that is beautiful! Are they pretty rare? We don't have any goats right now, but this summer, we are planning to get a couple. I would love to get that color!
  9. Blooming chicks

    Blooming chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 4, 2008
    Bucks County
    I love, love, love my Saanen, she is very sweet. Her baby is a Saanen/Nubian cross and he is wonderful too--everyone loves him. Good luck on your search and congrats on your new property.

    FrizzleFreak---Awesome spotted goats--wow!
  10. farmgirlie1031

    farmgirlie1031 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 26, 2008
    [​IMG] I love my herd. It is Sannan and Sannan/Alpine crosses we got from an Amish farm. The girl pictured is super sweet. The Amish children had spoiled her rotten already [​IMG]

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