We purchased our first two Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats in 1997 from the Gay-Mor herd after much research on the miniature goats breed. Although retired, Gay-Mor continues to be noted for their consistency of high milk production. Other stock has been added to our herd from such reputable breeders as Caesar's Villa, who has made a major impact on the breed through Caesar Villa's ARMCHStetson++*S and the quality of other MCH show and star milk animals in that herd; Enchanted Hill who has the eye of Judge Kinser backing his herd's conformation excellence; 4-Fun, who contributed much in the early development of the breed to steer them towards true dairy character; and Pocket Sized, who's diligence in selective line breeding has produced many fine champions and star milkers as well. These combined genetic bloodlines have produced the consistent quality and character known as CornerStone Farm. Our breeding program stresses dairy character and conformation; focusing on milk production, temperment, then size and and color.
Nigerian Dwarf Dairy goats, adults and kids, are fully vetted and follow a strict
health management program resulting in a healthy and productive herd. All goats
were tested annually for CAE, TB, Johnnes, and Brucellosis. Our herd has tested
negative for 10 years. We also have our herd participate in local AGS competition
shows and when available have our herd enrolled in DHIA to prove the herd out.
Our Nigerian Dwarf goat care and managemnet is reflected in the health of our
kids and the limited guarentee we provide to our buyers that are looking to own
quality mini dairy goats.
What is a Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goat?
These small dairy goats continue to have a big future; these colorful miniature dairy goats have risen in popularity as a multi-purpose goat. The Nigerian Dwarf Dairy goat is of West African origin. Their conformation is similiar to that of the larger dairy breeds having body parts in balanced porportion to their small size. The nose is straight, ears being upright and forward in position, with short to medium length hair on a soft coat.
A healthy Nigerian Dwarf doe can produce over 2 quarts of sweet milk per day, however, due to their gentle, lovable personalities, most dwarf owners breed their goats for the companionship and pleasure these little caprines offer. Nigerians have a calm, even temperament making them ideal for children, the elderly, and disabled. Even breeding bucks can be handled with ease.
These "knee-high" miniatures do not require the space their larger counterpart dairy goats need, making the care for them practical for the small farm owner.
There are 2 maximum height standards on the Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goat reflected by the 2 registries available in the United States. The ideal for both registries on does is 17" - 19" at the top of the withers with AGS's maximum height being 22.5" and NDGA's maximum height at 21". For bucks, both registries have an ideal height of 18" - 20" with AGS's maximum height at 23.5" and NDGA's at 23". The average adult weight of a Nigerian Dwarf dairy goat is about 75 pounds.
The most commonly asked question of the Nigerian Dwarf Goat is: What is the diffence between these and the African Pygmy Goat? Although they share similar African origins, they are each a separate and distinct breed. Pygmy goats are bred to be short and cobby in stature with heavy bones. Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats are bred to have length of body and the refineness of structure in proportion to true dairy character.
Color is one of the big factors that make breeding the Nigerian Dwarf dairy goat so popular. You can never be sure what color the babies will be until they are born, even then you can't be sure because many times their color changes as they mature. The main color families are black, white, chocolate, red and gold; with any number varying shades and pattern combinations. Any color or pattern is acceptable in breed standards.
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