The Nigerian Dwarf is a miniature dairy goat which originated in South Africia and brought to the United States on ships as food for large cats such as lions. Those that survived the trip usually ended up living in zoos. It certainly has come a long way since that time and is now a recognized breed in the American Dairy Goat Association as well as the American Goat Registry.

The balanced proportions of the Nigerian Dwarf give it the appearance of the larger breeds of dairy goats; does stand no more than 22.5" (57cm) and bucks no more than 23.5" (60cm). Any color or combination of colors is acceptable. The medium length ears are erect and alert. The face is either straight or dished, and the hair is short and fine.


We have dispersed our little Nigerian herd. We really enjoyed them but it was time to cut back and we really did not show them but enjoyed them at home.





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