African Pygmy Goat


AFRICAN PYGMY GOAT
capra hircus

African Pygmy Goat originated in the Cameroon Valley of West Africa and were imported into the U.S. in the 1950’s. African Pygmy Goat are hardy in all climates. Pygmy goats can be milked and their milk is higher in potassium, calcium, phosphorus and iron and lower in sodium than other goat breeds. They are often used as companion animals for other livestock and are frequently found in horse breeding facilities and racetracks.

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Conservation Status
Not Threatened
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    Biology

    African Pygmy Goat can reproduce year round and give birth to 1-4 kids. Both sexes have horns.

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    Diet

    Primary diet consists of browser/grazer grasses, shoots buds, greens, grains, and oats.

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    Fun Fact

    Pygmy Goats will start eating grain and roughage at 7 days and are weaned at 3 months old.