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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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