My final stop in Colorado was the Stutz Family in LaPorte, Colorado. Here are some of my favorite pics of the Nigerians, just after they were bottle-fed.
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Nigerian Dwarfs are one of two new breeds recently recognized by ADGA. Since their acceptance, they have risen to be the 2nd most popular breed in ADGA.
Nigerians are the smallest dairy breed and must be 22″ at the withers or shorter. They are the only miniature breed of goat recognized by ADGA.
Some Nigerian’s have blue eyes, a trait that is unique to their breed. Nigerian’s can come in any color known to goats and are frequently spotted
Nigerian Dwarfs originate in West Africa, where they are called “West African Dwarfs”
Because of their size, color patterns and demeanor, Nigerian Dwarfs are very popular as 4-H and FFA animals, as well as family pets
Thank you to the Stutz Family for sharing your goats with us! You can find more information about Nigerian Dwarfs by visiting the American Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Association’s website
Hey Friends, Family and Followers!
I’m touring Colorado for the next two days visiting a variety of goat owners to see their newborn baby kids! My first stop was Libby George of Monument, CO and her herd of Oberhasli’s. Oberhasli’s are less-common, but Libby’s goats sure are exemplary of the breed. Here are some of my favorite pictures from the day. Stay tuned this coming week for videos of her goats!
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Like many dairy goat breeds, including the Saanen, Alpine and Toggenburg, the Oberhasli originated in Switzerland
Until the 1980′s, Oberhasli’s were considered part of the Alpine breed
The reddish-brown Oberhasli color is called “chamoisee.”
Oberhasli’s are known for their quiet, calm demeanor
Oberhasli’s are generally shorter than most of the dairy breeds (excluding Nigerian Dwarf’s, of course)
The Oberhasli coat color is a dominant trait. Breed an Oberhasli to another goat and you will have an Oberhasli-colored baby
Oberhasli milk is not very high in butterfat but has a sweet, fine-flavored taste
You can find more information about Oberhasli’s at the Oberhasli Breeders of America website: http://oberhasli.net/
Thank you Libby for letting us visit your herd!