Are Nigerian Dwarf goats seasonal breeders?
Some breeds are seasonal breeders who will only mate in the fall. Nigerian Dwarf Goats go into heat year round, about every 21-28 days. While Nigerian Dwarf goats may be bred and conceive year round, their interest definitely peaks at this time of year.
How much is a registered Nigerian Dwarf buck?
Prices for our registered breeding quality animals usually range from about $400 to $750. Pet wethers are $75.00. A pet wether may be offered at no charge as a companion animal with the purchase of a registered doe or buck.
Do Nigerian Dwarf goats stink?
They have an extremely offensive odor, especially during the breeding season. The reason they smell so bad is that they constantly urinate all over themselves, on their faces, bellies, legs, beards and yes, even in their own mouths! They have longer hair than does and wethers, which makes the stench even worse.
How high can a Nigerian Dwarf goat jump?
If you are keeping just the Nigerian Dwarf goats your fences probably need be not any higher than four feet high because the tallest Nigerian Dwarf might measure about 1.75 feet and cannot jump higher than 4 feet.
Can you breed a male goat to his daughter?
Occasionally you can breed father/daughter but it’s not ideal. Line-breeding goats will accentuate the good qualities- and the bad. If your buck has any negative traits (aggression, mother had low milk production,etc) those traits will be accentuated in his offspring if they are a product of line-breeding.
What is the difference between registered and unregistered goats?
If you are only interested in a couple of wethers as pets, then registration doesn’t make much difference, but if you intend to keep goats for milk, show, or breeding, then registration is important. Unregistered goats are much less expensive, but registered goats have more potential for producing income.
Are Nigerian dwarf goats loud?
Their bleating is like none other. Because we live in a development with relatively close neighbors, we needed to stay outside with them during every heat cycle from sun up to sun down to keep the noise at bay and the cops from visiting us. They are loud. If you have the acreage, this should not be a problem for you.
What is the price of a Nigerian Dwarf goat?
The cost of purchasing a Nigerian Dwarf goat varies depending on the quality of the goat you are looking to purchase. For breeding or pedigree quality goats or those with unique or rare coloring, the cost is between $200 or $500 per head.
What is the size of a Nigerian goat?
Nigerian dwarf and Pygmy goats are such miniature goat breeds. An adult Nigerian dwarf goat ranges in size from 17 inches to 23.6 inches and weights not more than 75 pounds. Males are larger than the females.
What is a Nigerian pygmy goat?
The Nigerian Dwarf Dairy goat is a miniature dairy goat of West African origin that were originally called Pygmy’s or possibly the West African Dwarf goats. These little goats were primarily used as food and were brought over on the ships, many years ago as a meat source for the large cats that were being delivered to zoo’s.