I need some Nigerians...

Discussion in 'Goats' started by sheep tamer, Aug 31, 2005.

  1. sheep tamer

    sheep tamer former HT member

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    Anyone between MT and WA state
    breed Nigerian Dwarfs?

    I've GOT to find smaller goats to milk...
    our are just taking a toll on my strength.
    We have a couple nubians that I'll be
    wanting to find a home for...and as they
    are mainly my responsibility, DH has
    decided to let me buy some Nigerians
    in the spring. Would love to deal with
    other HT folks!
     
  2. sheep tamer

    sheep tamer former HT member

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    Thanks for the reply, Laura. We have our
    hearts set on the ND's...just can't stand
    looking at an earless goat...though their
    udders look fabulous!!

    We've considered starting our own kinder
    herd but can't find a reg. pygmy buck
    within resonable driving distance...though
    AI is a possibility. We had a chance to
    purchase a starter herd of ND's from folks
    locally, then never heard back?!

    It always seems like when you want to
    sell an animal, no one will pay your price.
    But, when you want to buy an animal,
    everyone's asking too much...Just saw
    reg. nubian does for $50 locally. Too
    bad we're looking for dwarfs!
     

  3. Laura Workman

    Laura Workman (formerly Laura Jensen) Supporter

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    Are you in Montana? I just sold my buck out there, and the woman purchased a number of does, so she'll likely have kids in the spring. Plus she might be able to put you in touch with a more local breeder. I think she's a couple hours west of Spokane, WA, in Montana. If you PM me with an email address, I'll forward it to her, and she can take it from there.

    I had trouble with the tiny ears thing for quite a while myself. When I finally figured out that the Lamanchas were as close as I was going to get to those wonderful Murcian goats Mackenzie mentions in his book, though, and I started looking at the rich milk and quiet temperament, somehow, the look sort of grew on me! I definitely understand where you're coming from though. It did take a while. Now they just look kind of sleek to me. My sister says they have a certain "charm." Could have fooled me, though, for years! :)
     
  4. crowinghen

    crowinghen Well-Known Member

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    I am looking for a Nubian milk goat- Where are you finding them for 50 dollars? Or perhaps when you are ready to sell yours you could let me know?

    Thanks!
    Susie