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Good morning all. I purchased what I was told were unregistered Nigerian Dwarf goats a while back, and they appeared to be in what I felt was pretty poor condition. I got them fed up, wormed, and clipped them this summer prior to introducing them to my new buck Baby Jack Mooney. He's loaded with lovely moonspots and smells wonderful.
My main questions are, do you guys think they look like they're actually Nigerians? I'm thinking there's some Pygmy thrown in there. I'm also not sure if they are bred. The date they were with my buck that I saw him mounting would be September 11. So it's early yet. Ms Lily (the buckskin) was exposed to him accidently prior, but I'm not sure on an exact date. She looks huge to me, but maybe she's just a healthy girl! The tricolor is Pixie Girl, and she is my queen.. I'll attach some pics and hope someone can throw in some insight. Thanks a bunch!
 

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frustratedearthmother

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I'm thinking there's some Pygmy thrown in there.
The goat you're calling a buckskin looks suspiciously Pygmy-ish. The pygmy term for her coloring would be Caramel.

From the NPGA website:

  • CARAMEL WITH BLACK MARKINGS The caramel pattern with face, sides and rear of socks, dorsal stripe and martingale accented in black.​

The darker markings on the rear of her legs and the matching body color on the front of her legs is a pretty good clue that there may be some pygmy lurking in the background.


 

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The blue eyes definitely scream Nigerian and take away any chance she's pure pygmy - but I betcha she'll make you a really nice goat. I've milked pygmies and their milk is rich, creamy and sweet.
 

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Oh that's awesome! I've read some places that said pygmies are basically impossible to milk, so that's very good to know. She's my 5 year old's favorite, so I really hope she'll do well for us. She is so funny. She likes to lay on the porch and get belly scratches like a dog :)
 

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