When picking out some dairy goats to become our milk goats we had a hard time deciding between the Nigerian Dwarf Goat and Mini-Nubian so we settled with both! They are both excellent for providing milk, a nice manageable size and have wonderful pet-like personalities!
Nigerian Dwarf Goat
The Nigerian Dwarf is small but well-proportioned; its conformation resembles that of larger dairy goats. he Nigerian Dwarf does give a surprising quantity of milk for its size. Its production ranges from 0.5-4 kg of milk per day (one quart of milk weighs roughly 2 pounds), with an average doe producing about 2.5 pounds of milk per day. Production depends upon genetics, how many times the doe has freshened (given birth), quality and type of feed, and general good management. Since Nigerians breed year-round, it is easy to stagger freshening in a herd for year-round production of milk. Nigerians comes in a wide variety of colors.
19–23.5 inches (48–60 cm)
17–22.5 inches (43–57 cm)
Wool colorany color
Horn status: horned or hornless
Mini- Nubian Goat
The Mini-Nubian is a mid-sized goat being of mixed Nigerian and Nubian origin. It is known for being a graceful, elegant animal standing between 23-31 inches and comes in any color or pattern of short, fine, glossy hair. This mid-sized goat is know for its ease of milking; producing a high quantity and quality of milk whose butterfat yield is similar to that of the standard Nubian.