Our herd name is "Krebs." All of our goats are double registered with the American Dairy Goat Association and the American Goat Society. We participate in ADGA/AGS DHIR Milk Testing.
Each goat's pedigree, including links to photos or information on ancestors, is accessible on their individual pages. Links are colored blue.
September, 2017, all goats and sheep on our farm tested clean of CAE/OPPV, CL, and Johne's.
Nigerians originated in West Africa and were first brought to the United States as big cat food. Apparently some wise people recognized their potential beyond dinner, and Nigerians are now an extremely popular little goat for both milk production and pets. Nigerians' milk has the highest butterfat content of all breeds of dairy goats and cattle. Their milk is sweet, generally lacking that "goaty" flavor that turns people off to goats' milk. A good doe can produce around a half-gallon of milk a day. Nigerian Dwarf Goats are the smallest breed of dairy goat. They are basically supposed to look like a miniaturized 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". Nigerians' small size makes them easy to handle and accommodate. They are extremely friendly, cute, and intelligent. They come in all sorts of colors, and they are the only A.D.G.A./A.G.S. recognized dairy breed in which some individuals have blue eyes. Nigerians breed year around and are known for large "litters." Many does give birth to three or four kids at a time; fewer is normal, too, and five, six, and even seven is not unknown. Oh, and it's common knowledge that Nigerian Dwarf Goats are addictive . . . so be careful (you'll forget about being careful a few goats down the road). Further reading is available from the Nigerian Dwarf Goat Association (informative site that you may like to explore beyond the two articles I have linked): www.ndga.org/origins-of-the-nigerian-goatAlso: www.ndga.org/milk-program-rules-and-forms Other sites include: American Dairy Goat Association American Goat Society Nigerian Dwarf Goat: Colors & Patterns
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