|African Pygmy Goats are an actual miniature
breed and not to be mistaken for a small mix
breed or Nigerian dwarf. They are considered
to be more cobby,compact and muscular than
the Nigerian Dwarf.
Their heads and limbs are short relative to
their body lengths. They are very social,
good-natured, gentle and curious.
A true Pygmy is genetically horned but
disbudding or dehorning is a common
practice. This is advisable if they are going to
be around children or in the show ring. A
polled pygmy goat is considered a
disqualification and most likely a mix breed.
Pygmies come in a variety of color patterns
but are not spotted, tri colored nor do they
have blue eyes or floppy ears. Animals
advertised as such would actually be a mix or
a completely different breed.
Click here to see NPGA Recognized Colors
This breed has a well-established support
network with resources and shows all over
the country. They are registered by the
National Pygmy Goat Association(NPGA),
American Goats Society and International
Dairy Goat Registry.
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