ABOUT NIGERIAN DWARF GOATS

Quick Facts About Nigerian Dwarf Goats

Nigerian Dwarf Standard

This is a photo of one of our 6 month old polled bucks.

Per the NDGA, Nigerian Dwarfs is the only true miniature goat  that offers both dairy type and character.  A Nigerian Dwarf Doe's ideal height is 17" to 19"; up to 21" is allowed at the withers..  A buck's ideal size is 19" to 21" and up to 23" at the withers is allowed.

ND Buck Breed Standard

One of our bucks at 3 1/2 months old.

A ND buck should be strong, wide and masculine with dairy character and be no more than 23" at the withers with any color or combination of colors.  Ears should be relatively long in comparison to head size, narrow, erect and dairy-type.  

ND Doe Breed Standard

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Body parts in proportion to the does size.  Long bodied, wide but refined standing no more than 21" at the withers with any color or combination of colors.  Ears relatively long in comparison to head size, narrow, erect and dairy type.  

About ND Goat Milk

Nigerian Dwarf Goat's Milk - Delicious!

A ND goat can produce up to 2 quarts of delicious, sweet milk per day  that is higher in butter fat and protein than other breeds of goats.  Nigerian Dwarf's butter fat ranges between 5 and 10 percent!

USDA Approved Livestock

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The USDA approves the ND as a livestock dairy goat which makes them eligible for youth 4H and FFA projects.  ND goats are easy to handle so children easily handle these cute little darlings! 

Housing for ND Goats

Small barns or sheds serve ND goats well.

ND goats need secure housing &  fencing to keep predators such as neighborhood dogs & coyotes away.  ND's need to have dry, draft free, safe housing to protect them from the elements.