Curl Creek Farm
Breeding quality registered Nigerian Dwarf Goats for milk and show since 2013
Home of the 2019 CGS West National Grand & Reserve Champion
Welcome to Curl Creek Farm! We are a small hobby farm located in the beautiful North Okanagan in Lumby BC, Canada. In our breeding program, we focus on correct conformation, dairy character and well supported productive mammary systems. We place a strong emphases on milk production and we are really proud to say that every single doe on milk test in 2019 earned their milk star. We have imported some fantastic bucks from the US, most who are out of dams with finished championships, with excellent mammaries and superior milking genetics on both sides of their pedigrees. We are working hard on improving our herd with these quality genetics we have acquired. We participate yearly in Classification's as well as Milk Testing through the CGS. In 2019 we entered our first ever show at the CGS West Nationals and our girls made us incredibly proud winning both Grand and Reserve Champion.
Our whole herd is tested annually for CAE and Johnes since 2015 and we have been negative each time. Last tested Jan 2020 with all negative results. Our herd is also CL free-tested negative in Sept 2019. Copy of results posted on our Facebook page and also available upon request.
About the breed
The Nigerian Dwarf goat is a miniature dairy goat of West African origin. Nigerian goats have risen in popularity due to their small size, colorful 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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