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Breed Profile: Pygmy goats

Breed Profile Pygmy goats
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The Pygmy goats are originally from africa , they was exported to usa in 1960 , after it’s spread all over the word. 

They was used in zoos because of there small body that makes them special .

Characteristics of Pygmy goats : both does and bucks came with 

beard , horns , the thickness came with multiple colors especially brown, black, and white .

Size: Females weigh about 35 to 50 lbs. Males weigh about 40 to 60 lbs.

Lifespan: They live to be 12-14 years old

Breeding: They breed continually throughout the year. Gestation is about 5 ½ months.

How to Pick Ideal Pygmy Goats:

 When picking the ideal Pygmy Goat you first need to determine the age you want, younger or older. Next when you finally start looking at goats you first need to examine their health; make sure they have a shiny coat, clear eyes, and are not compromised in any way. Perky and happy goats are good signs. After you make sure the goat is in good health you next look at their conformation. For a show goat you want to them to have good pygmy goat conformation. The goat should be cobby, balanced, short, and compact. And finally you want to try to get a friendly goat to easily interact with and to train for show.

Characteristics sheet

Name Pygmy goats
Country of origin United Kingdom
Use The Pygmy is reared for show or as a companion animal.
Weight Females weigh: about 35 to 50 lbs.
Males weigh: about 40 to 60 lbs.
Height 43–56 cm

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