What color is my Nigerian?

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Hello! I'm relatively new to goats, I have had two pygmy's for a year now, and I just bought a little Nigerian boy this spring.

My Dream is to be a hobby farmer, but that besides the point!

I have researched and scoured the internet, but I can't seem to figure out what color his coat is called. Does anyone know? I am just really, generally curious! I have attached the images of my little bug. Thank you in advance!
 

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Thank you for the replies! So he would just be considered white coated, even with the black marks on his face and down his back?
 
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Maybe what I'm actually looking for is the pattern name rather than color. I have seen a lot of similar, but reverse the black and white. Maybe he is just a random?
 

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Greetings and welcome to BYH :frow What a cute little fella! Thanks for sharing his pic. We really like pics around here ;) Aside from some generic "color schemes" (buckskin, chamoisee, belted and such) and the label of "moon spots" I don't think goats have definitive "patterns" assigned... like rabbits... do they?

Here's something I found from the AGS specific for Nigies... http://www.americangoatsociety.com/education/ND_suggested_colors_patterns.php From there I guess they'd call yours a "white with dorsal stripe"... I believe their information (as the name implies) are suggestions for color pattern names as Nigies can be any color, any pattern, any anything really.
 

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Greetings and welcome to BYH :frow What a cute little fella! Thanks for sharing his pic. We really like pics around here ;) Aside from some generic "color schemes" (buckskin, chamoisee, belted and such) and the label of "moon spots" I don't think goats have definitive "patterns" assigned... like rabbits... do they?

Here's something I found from the AGS specific for Nigies... http://www.americangoatsociety.com/education/ND_suggested_colors_patterns.php From there I guess they'd call yours a "white with dorsal stripe"... I believe their information (as the name implies) are suggestions for color pattern names as Nigies can be any color, any pattern, any anything really.

Thank you so much for the link and reply! I am still learning and I hope to continue to do so!
 
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