Nigerian Dwarfs are an African breed. This miniature dairy breed produces less milk and meat than a full-size goat, but is ideal for a small family with a small backyard, provided the goats come from milking stock and not pet stock. The Nigerian Dwarf has smaller teats than a full-size goat, so milking may be difficult for someone with large hands. Nigerian Dwarfs come in all goat colors. Mature does weigh 30 to 50 pounds; bucks weigh 35 to 60 pounds. Nigerian Dwarfs are known for their high butterfat content. During the milking season, the butterfat content can reach as high as about 10%, tho on average it’s about 6.3%. Some say that milk from a Nigerian Dwarf tastes sweeter than other goat milk because of its higher butterfat content.
|DHIR BREED AVERAGES – 2015 LACTATIONS|
|DOES 275-305 DAYS in MILK||N=||AVG. AGE at START of LACTATION||MILK lbs||RANGE||B-FAT
% / lbs
% / lbs
|NIGERIAN DWARF||315||3y6m||706||280-1510||6.3 / 45||4.4 / 31||1037|
6 thoughts on “Nigerian Dwarf”
spring 2018 looking for bred Nigerian dwarf doe for family pet and milk
Hello Bud – that is great! Check our breeder’s list and search by Nigerian Dwarf! Here’s a link: https://www.iowadairygoat.org/business-directory/wpbdp_category/nigerian-dwarf/
We are looking for a couple of dwarf goats for pets. We want either does or wether. Wanted to check if you had goats available.
Hello Debora – great news! We are an organization of many breeders – IDGA itself doesn’t sell goats. But be sure to check our breeder’s list and get in touch with Nigerian Dwarf breeders from there! Here’s a link: https://www.iowadairygoat.org/business-directory/wpbdp_category/nigerian-dwarf/
I’m interested in A I or studding services for a registered Nigerian Dwarf.
Hello Jeffrey – great, there are many Nigerian Dwarf breeders with IDGA. Check the breeder’s list. Here’s a link to ND breeders who offer buck service: https://www.iowadairygoat.org/business-directory/?dosrch=1&q=&wpbdp_view=search&listingfields%5B1%5D=&listingfields%5B10%5D=&listingfields%5B6%5D=&listingfields%5B5%5D=&listingfields%5B12%5D=&listingfields%5B14%5D=Nigerian+Dwarf&listingfields%5B15%5D%5B%5D=&listingfields%5B15%5D%5B%5D=Buck+Service+Available
Also, some others may be able to help you out with AI/and or buck service, the complete list of ND breeders is here: https://www.iowadairygoat.org/business-directory/wpbdp_category/nigerian-dwarf/
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