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Saturday, November 5, 2016

Nigerian Dwarf and Pygmy Goats

Both of these breeds are similar in height and weight.

Pygmy's are stockier of the two breeds. They are often raised for meat.

Nigerians are a bit more slender in the legs and are most often raised for the milk they produce.

Heights

Nigerian Dwarf Goat Doe    17" to 23"
Nigerian Dwarf Goat Buck  19" to 24"

Pygmy Goat Doe    16 " to 22"
Pygmy Goat Buck  17" to 23"


Weights

Nigerian Dwarf Goat Doe    30 to 70 lb
Nigerian Dwarf Goat Buck  40 to 80 lb

Pygmy Goat Doe    53 to 75 lb
Pygmy Goat Buck  60 to 86 lb



Blues eyes are more common among Pygmy Goats. This is a rare trait of the Nigerian Dwarf Goats. 

Both breeds can be very loveable. They can be naughty as well. As with all goats, they can be escape artists.