Courtsey of the NIgerian Dairy Goat Association

Origin of the Nigerian Dairy Goat

The Nigerian Dwarf Dairy goat is a miniature dairy goat of West African origin that were originally called Pygmy's or possibly the West African Dwarf goats. These little goats were primarily used as food and were brought over on the ships, many years ago, as a meat source for the large cats that were being delivered to zoo's. Some of these small goats made the trip unharmed and were left at the zoo's as an added attraction. Some ended up at Glady's Porter Zoo in Brownsville Texas. After a few years there were some distinct differences developing within the herd. Some stayed stocky much like the meat goats they were used for and others were developing more dairy characteristics. The goats showing the most dairy character were used by a handful of dedicated breeders to develop a new breed, the Nigerian Dwarf.   

The dairy characteristics of the Nigerian has become more defined over the last 20+ years as well as focusing more on higher milk production. 

The Nigerian has also been enjoying a rise in popularity due to their small size, colorful markings, dairy characteristics and their wonderful easy temperament. Their small stature means they do not require as much space or feed as their larger dairy goat counterparts. Their gentle nature and friendly personalities make them good companion pets and 4 H project animals for the younger children. 

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has also approved the Nigerian Dwarf Goat as a livestock dairy goat, which makes them eligible for youth 4H and FFA projects. 
The milk they produce is also higher in butterfat and has a sweeter taste.

The Nigerian Goat Temperament
Nigerian goats are gentle, loveable and playful. Their calm, even temperament and engaging personalities make them suitable companions for all, including children, the disabled and the elderly. Even breeding bucks are handled easily. They make wonderful pets and great animal projects for young children in 4H or FFA. Owners often find their Nigerian goats blend in with other farm animals and do not need special quarters; they do require adequate fencing that will be able to contain them due to their small size. Many Nigerian goats share pastures peacefully with other livestock such as cattle, horses, llamas and donkeys.



Color: Cream with heavy moonspots 

Eyes: Brown

Reg Name: Buffalo Clover Val Maestro 

Reg#: ADGA D1902445P     *DNA* 

AGS: D-93878H

DOB: 3-17-17



       GrSire: Buffalo Clover Sugar Daddy

Sire: GCH Buffalo Clover Valentino ++B *S   EEE91

       GrDam: SG Five Alarm Sophia Loren *D  +VVV85

        GrSire: Wood Haven Farms Krugerrand

Dam: PGCH Buffalo Clover Mandy  +VV+84

        GrDam: PGCH Bluebonnet Farms Molly

Calvary *B

Color: Gold with little white, moonspots

Eyes: Brown

Reg Name: Sinai Thunder O Calvary *B 

Reg#: ADGA D1956701   *DNA*    

AGS: D93855 

DOB: 3-31-18



       GrSire: Cedar View Josephus +*B  +EV85

Sire: Cedar View Olivero +*B  VEV88

       GrDam: SGCH Cedar View Isabella 4*M  EEEE91

        GrSire: SG Rosasharn MR General +*B  VVE89

Dam: Helmstead Minis GB Melee  1*M  VEEE90

        GrDam: Olson Acres Princess Wolfgang  +EE+85

Heat Wave *B

Color: Gold and White Pinto

Eyes: Brown

Reg Name: Owlhaven MH Heat Wave *B

Reg#: ADGA    *DNA*    

DOB: 1-5-17  



       GrSire: Twin Creeks BW Montego Bay *S

Sire: SG Algedi Farm MB Manuka Honey  *B VG88       

       GrDam: SGCH Rosasharn's UMT Tupelo Honey 4*D  EEEE91

        GrSire: SG Castle Rock Cleveland Sage *B 

Dam: Castle Rock Ice Storm 3*M

        GrDam: GCH Castle Rock Snownamie 2*M  VEEE90


Color: Silver Chamois

Eyes: Brown

Reg Name: Flat Rock's Sir Perceval

Reg#: ADGA D1954527P   *DNA*    

AGS: D-93873H 

DOB: 4-4-18  POLLED



       GrSire: Irish Whisper Harry Potter

Sire: Flat Rock's Expecto Patronum

       GrDam: Flat Rock's Mythril Silver

        GrSire: Flat Rock's Fox Fire

Dam: Flat Rock's Carmen SanDiego

        GrDam: Flat Rock's Double Jeopardy


Storm *B

Color: Black, White Poll and Chin, Moonspots

Eyes: Brown

Reg Name: Sinai Thunder O Black Storm *B

Reg#: ADGA: D2012365 *DNA*      

DOB: 3-23-19  



        GrSire: Cedar View Josephus  +EV85

Sire:  SG Cedar View Olivero *B  VEV88

        GrDam: SGCH Cedar View Isabella 4*M  EEEE91

        GrSire: Sinai Thunder V Agnus Dei +*B

Dam: Sinai Thunder Evening Primrose 2*M VVEE87

        GrDam: CapraKoza SG Guns and Roses 1*M  VEEE90


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