Information About Nigerian Dwarf Goats For Sale In Southern California

By Sharon Stewart

The roots of the Nigerian dwarf goats traces back to the West African Region. It is a dwarf breed of goats. Currently, the breed is dispersed all over the world despite originating in West Africa. The breed occurs in Western countries as a result of transportation on ships to be used to feed captured flesh-eating animals years back. Zoos that sheltered these carnivorous animals doubled up as homes where these leftover goats were kept in herds. Here is some history of Nigerian dwarf goats for sale in Southern California.

These animals are kept for two main purposes. The first purpose is that they provide milk for their owners, and secondly, they act as pets. Their small structure and ease of maintainability make them a favorable venture. These animals are classified into two major height classes. The first height standard is maintained by both the American Dairy Goat Association and the American Goat Society.

These two associations demand does to be under 57 centimeters at their withers. Bucks on the contrary should not exceed 60 centimeters at the shoulders. The Nigerian Dwarf Goat Association on the contrary maintains the second height standard, which requires does to range between 43 and 48 centimeters tall. At the maximum, doe should not exceed 53 centimeters.

The second standard requires the bucks to have a height of between 48 and 53 centimeters with a maximum of 58 centimeters. There is a wide range of colors for these goats. Some of the most common colors include red, cream, black, white, and gold. They are also available in various coat patterns, which include brown and black and brown and white spots.

Conventionally, these animals grow horns to varied lengths. Most breeders however, prefer budding them while still premature. They have their herds dehorned at the age of two weeks. Removing horns is regarded a safety precaution to human caregivers, herd mates and even the goats themselves. Blue eyes is a dominant trait in goats hence some of Nigerian Dwarf goats are blue-eyed.

Although the size of these goats is small, they give a substantial amount of milk when compared to their size. The daily milk supply range from 1 to 8 pounds per day. An average goat would produce 2.5 milk pounds per day. Various factors determine the amount of milk produced. General food management, genetics, number of times the got has delivered, and the quality and type of feed are among these factors.

It is possible for an individual to manage their herd so as to get a consistent milk supply throughout the year. This is made possible because does remain receptive all year long. It is for this reason that does are receptive at any season of the year. The butterfat content of the milk produced is relatively higher than that found in milk produced by other comparatively bigger breeds

In terms of temperament, these animals are intelligent and gentle. The gentleness together with having colorful coats and small size makes them good pets. Bottle-feeding kids can make them more bonded to humans.

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