Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is the difference between Nigerian Dwarf goats, pygmy goats, and miniature goats?
2. How tall/big will the Nigerian Dwarf goat get?



1. What is the difference between Nigerian Dwarf goats, pygmy goats, and miniature goats?

Answer: Nigerian Dwarf goats are miniature dairy goats, in other words, they are bred to have the proportional length of body and structure of a large dairy goat, while pygmy goats are exotic pets bred to be "meaty" and heavy boned with short legs and rounded bodies and large, short heads. Miniature goats are a miniaturized version of large breed goats, e.g., mini-nubians or mini-manchas (miniature la mancha goats) and are a relatively recent development in the United States.

2. How tall/big will the Nigerian Dwarf goat get?

Answer: The ideal height for a Nigerian Dwarf doe is 17 to 19 inches at the withers (shoulders), but the maximum height is 21 inches for animals registered with NDGA and 22.4 inches for animals registered with AGS. The ideal height for a buck is 19 to 20 inches at the withers with a maximum height of 23 inches for animals registered with NDGA and 23.6 inches for animals registered with AGS. Animals which exceed the height limit are not competitive in the show ring and are questionable as breeding stock. The average weight of an adult Nigerian should be around 75 pounds.

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