Originating in West Africa these goats were first imported to North America in the 1930s for public zoos. Nigerians are the smallest breed of Dairy Goat and cannot exceed 23 inches tall. They are still considered rare by the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy.
These goats require little space for feeding and housing. For their small size Nigerians produce a surprising quantity and quality of milk; up to 2 quarts per day. They are generally friendly and easy to handle which makes them ideal companion pets.
At Taylorside, we have a small herd of registered Nigerian Dwarf goats that includes 3 breeding bucks and 14 colourful small does. Each Spring, we produce as many as 30 babies which are sold as pets or as breeding stock.