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Heidi Strawn
February 4, 2011

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

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Weight: 75 pounds

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

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