The Nigerian Dwarf goat is a miniature dairy goat of West African origin. Nigerian goats have risen in popularity due to their small size, colourful markings and dairy characteristics. Their small stature means they do not require as much space or feed as their larger dairy goat counterparts and their gentle and friendly personalities make them good companion pets. Even small children are safe around these little goats.
Nigerian goats can breed year around and for the most part, they are a hearty breed, which seldom have kidding problems. They can have several kids at a time, with triplets and quads being common. Nigerians are generally excellent mothers and take great care of their kids should you decide to let mom raise them. A healthy Nigerian doe can produce a surprising amount of sweet milk for her small size, as much as two quarts per day or more.
Goats are herd animals and enjoy the company of other goats. If they do not have one of their own for companionship, they will be a miserable goat and will make you a miserable goat owner. So, if it is your intention to purchase a goat, be prepared to purchase a minimum of two.
Like all other goat breeds, Nigerian goats need basic care to ensure a good, long, productive and healthy life. Whether you have just two pet goats or a large breeding herd, basic good management practices should be part of your goat ownership. If you are new to goats, please let us know and we will be happy to provide you with a care sheet.
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Our herd is CAE & Johne's tested negative. Free of CL abscesses
Welcome to Curl Creek Farm! We are a small hobby farm located in the beautiful North Okanagan 25 minutes outside of Vernon in Lumby BC, Canada. We breed quality registered Nigerian Dwarf goats for milk and show. In our breeding program, we focus on correct conformation, dairy character and well supported productive mammary systems. We have imported some fantastic bucks from the US, most who are out of dams with finished championships and superior milking genetics on both sides of their pedigrees. We are still in the process of building our foundation herd and look forward to improving our herd with these quality genetics we have acquired. We plan to participate in CGS classification as well as milk testing in the coming years. We have very strict bio-security practices and have now closed our herd. Our whole herd is tested annually for CAE and Johnes since 2015 and we have been negative each time. We do not test for CL as we feel there is not a test available that is accurate enough to warrant testing but we have never had a CL abscess on our farm.