Nigerian Dwarf

Because of their small size and easy-going personality, they do well on urban farms. Their milk is high in butterfat.

by Dani Yokhna
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This diminutive breed originates from western Africa. Historians believe the Nigerian Dwarf may have been brought to America on ships as food for large cats in zoos. The Nigerian Dwarf comes in a wide variety of colors and markings. The breed is listed as Recovering on the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy’s Conservation Priority List. .

Height: 17 to 23 inches

Weight: 75 pounds

Urban Uses: The Nigerian Dwarf is a small dairy goat.

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