What is a Niergian Dwarf Goat? You may be asking yourself what is a Nigerian Dwarf goat? This is a small dairy goat that is the perfect size for the home milker and makes a perfect pet for small children. In addition to giving you milk, these little goats also do a great job of clearing brush. What they lack in size they sure make up for it in personality and color! They have sweet, lovable, easy going personalities. They love to play and explore so if you are going to have them as a pet make sure you have something from them to jump on. We have found that our Nigerians love both fig newton’s and animal crackers. They also love a variety of garden treats like carrots, spinach, squash, apples, berries, etc.
Fun Fact: If you breed a Nigerian Dwarf and a Nubian you get a Mini Nubian.
We have had numerous Nigerian buckling and doelings born on our farm. Our small Nigerian doe, Cookie, is our herd queen. She is by far the smallest but has the most attitude and is by far the most dominant female in the herd. She has given us many beautiful babies over the years. This little lady will even put the big boer nanny’s in their place.
Fun Fact: Goat’s milk is the most digestible milk. Often times, people who are lactose intolerant do very well drinking goat’s milk and eating goat cheese!
Meet our Nigerian Dwarfs:
Cookie and her twins: Cookie and her young nigerian dwarf twins were our first goats! She was nursing a set of twins which included both a doeling and buckling at the time. We didn’t realize what we were in for. She quickly let us know she was the boss. When we introduced a grown buck into our little start herd she showed him who the boss was. By contrast the twins, Willow the doeling and Creamer the buckling are both sweet. Willow is sometime distance and loves Jake our Anatolian Shepard. I don’t really know how to describe their bond. We have a billy in with her currently and Jake will not let him close to her. Creamer is currently looking for a girlfriend that he is not related to!
Willow and Creamer pictured above!
Willow and Creamer pictured above!
Update May 2019: Cookie and Leonard gave us a set of twins. She had a doeling, Lilly and a buckling, Luke. Lilly is a talker. She talks all the time. I think she just likes the sound of her voice. Luke is quite unlike Lilly. He is the sweeter of the twin nigerians. I would call him my lap baby! He loves to just sit and cuddle.They are both white in color with brown markings on their faces.
Cookie you are
Chloe Nigerian Doe
We got sweet Chloe from a lady who had a change in her family and had to rehome her. She was young Nigerian doeling when she came to Cotton Bean Farms. She is a beautiful tri colored Nigerian doeling with brown eyes. I would say she is second in command. She is my best eater by far. She loves everything and comes running when you call her name.
Update December 2019: Chloe had a buckling! She passed on all of her beautiful markings to him, they could pass for twins! We named him Joey because I’m corny like that. He is super sweet like his mom. I love watching him run and bounce off of everything including my legs or even my back if I am seated.
Leonard Nigerian Buck
Leonard is our Nigerian Buck. We got him when he was about 3 months old. He is white in color with black markings. Now that is full grown he has fathered numerous babies on the farm. I’m afraid he will soon be out of a job! He will come over for treats but otherwise ignores us. He likes to hang out by the fence and talk to the girls!