Our priority is to breed Nigerian Dwarf goats that are practical milkers for the small homestead with the excellent dairy conformation of a true miniature dairy goat. We also breed for traits related to ease of hand milking, such as large teat size (large teats are vital in Nigerians, as many lines have small teats that are extremely difficult to hand milk).
All of our goats are double registered with the American Dairy Goat Association (ADGA) and the American Goat Society (AGS). We participate in ADGA/AGS Dairy Herd Improvement Registry (DHIR) Milk Testing. Our herd name is "Krebs."
Each goat's pedigree, including links to photos or information about its ancestors, is accessible on its individual page. Links are colored blue.
Our goats and sheep are tested clean of the diseases CAE/OPPV, CL, and Johne's disease.
Nigerian Dwarf Goats originated in West Africa, and it is believed that they were first imported to the United States to serve as big cat food. Apparently some wise people recognized their potential beyond dinner, and Nigerians are now an extremely popular little goat for milk production, showing, and pets.
Nigerians' milk has the highest butterfat content of all breeds of dairy goats and cattle. Their milk is sweet and creamy, free of the unappealing "goaty" flavor people often associate with goats' milk. A good Nigerian doe can produce over a half gallon of milk a day.
Nigerian Dwarf Goats are the smallest breed of dairy goat. They are bred to look like a miniature version of the larger dairy breeds. The maximum acceptable height for bucks is 23 1/2" at the withers and for does is 22 1/2" at the withers, but the Nigerian Dwarf Goat Association recommends that, ideally, bucks should be 19-21" and does should be 17-19".