Crossing the African Pygmy Goat and the Nigerian Dwarf to create a family-friendly pet goat is becoming more popular.
Father of them all
Tumnus is our breeder, and fathers all of our litters. He is a stinker though and I certainly don't trust him. His curved horns are intimidating and more than once he's headbutted me and boy does it hurt! He is our only goat with horns and is quite eager to show off his prowess by battling with every other animal he comes across. He rears up on his back legs and rams headfirst into everything from fence posts to water buckets to fellow goats to me! It's pretty cute, as long as you're not on the receiving end!
He is apparently sweet to everyone but me, but these are just rumors and I don't believe them! ;).
From ghostheart Apr 17 2014 3:26PM
African Pygmy Goat x Nigerian Dwarf Goat Cross
I acquired my African pygmy dwarf cross from a local goat farmer, and she was very enthusiastic to let her go for cheap. At first I was in awe and immediatly fell whole heatedly in love. she was very social and loved to be around us. She was a joy to be around, loved to climb everything, was very easy to feed and shelter. Later, when she became a mother, I soon realized why the farmer was so excited to get rid of her for so cheap. She had miscarried her first two kids, and later, when she finally had a good healthy one, she became vary reserved and often refused to let her kid drink her milk. She was a pain to milk, and the milk wasn't even very good. She has now become fairly lazy and a bit on the heavy side, and is nowhere near as open as she once was. I'm not sure if its the experience of losing her babies, or if she just became reserved and lazy. We still love her, but she is becoming a bit of a hassle to deal with. She has had 4 kids since then, and every one she has been a horrible mother. We have to force milk her, and then bottle feed her kids ourselves..
From ribget Jul 3 2014 10:31PM