The Nigerian Dwarf is a miniature goat of West African origin. Nigerian Dwarf goats are small in size and have very colorful markings. Their small stature means they do not require as much space as their larger dairy counterparts. Three Nigerian goats can be kept in the space needed by one standard goat. Also, smaller animals are easier to handle and transport. With staggered breedings, a year round milk supply is easy to achieve. The Dwarfs are considered dual-purpose animals, providing both milk and meat.
Their gentle, friendly personalities make them good companion pets and easy to handle. Even small children are safe around these little goats.
Nigerian Dwarf goats are a true dairy goat and have been approved as such by the US Department of Agriculture making them eligible for youth 4-H and FFA projects.
Updated September 07, 2018