What's the tallest goat breed?

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  1. PrinceSandwich

    PrinceSandwich Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone know what the tallest goat breed is?
     
  2. chixelandpixel

    chixelandpixel Out Of The Brooder

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    My cousin says it is the Boer goat. the smallest goat is the Pygmy goat. At least in the US as far as she knows. Correct us if we're wrong.
     
  3. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

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    I don't know the tallest common breed just some exotic ones like the Indian Jamunapari. Nigerian dwarf goats and pygmy are probably tied for smallest. It's somewhat hard to compare since being a meat breed pygmy tend to have the average size figured by weight and being a dairy breed nigerian by height.
     
  4. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    I thought Nubians were the tallest....the American ones, not the Africaans ones.
     
  5. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    Quote:You are correct. Nubian ideal height for bucks 94cm, does 81cm.
    Boers are heavier but not as tall.
     
  6. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    The biggest goats I have ever seen were Saanens. No idea how their standard compares to other breeds though.
     
  7. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Quote:Yep. I've seen some TALL Nubians, but on average I always thought Saanens were the big'uns.
     
  8. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

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    According to here http://www.ansc.purdue.edu/goat/factsheet/breeds.htm Saanen, Nubian, and Alpine are all the same size. I would think the meat breeds would be larger but I'm not sure about height. I found the weight on Boer as being up to 300lbs which is more than double either of those 3 dairy breeds weigh.
     
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  9. Haviris

    Haviris Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Boers are generally not that tall. I also thought Saanens were the tallest.
     
  10. CaGoatLady

    CaGoatLady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a Nubian, some Boers, a Saanan and others, but I've never seen a goat taller than an Oberhasli.
     

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