A Brief History of Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats
The Nigerian Dwarf is a miniature breed of dairy goat. They were originally imported from West Africa in the mid-1970s. As the breed becomes known, it is rapidly gaining in popularity. Nigerian Dwarfs are seen as the perfect “family milker” due to their small size and consistent milk production.
Maximum height for does is 22 1/2″, bucks 23 1/2″. They are easy for anyone to handle, young and old alike. They produce 1- 2 quarts per milking. This milk is known to be rich and delicious. And at the smaller size, they require less space and can be housed in smaller yards and housing than their larger goat cousins. They are very friendly and personable, making excellent pets as well. They have the delicate, refined proportions of the larger dairy breeds, and come in an infinite range of coat patterns and colors, and can have brown blue or marbled eyes, making them quite aesthetically pleasing.
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