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Pygmy Goats

Pygmy Goats

Pygmy Goat

American Pygm

The American Pygmy is an American breed of achondroplastic goat. It is small, compact and stockily built. Like the Nigerian Dwarf, it derives from the West African Dwarf group of breeds of West Africa. (Source:

Breed Profile: Pygmy Goat

Origin: Pygmy goats have been developed by Europeans and Americans from the landrace West African Dwarf goat of Central and West Africa, particularly the Cameroon Valley. The West African dwarf is raised as dairy and meat goats by rural families and are valued for their prolific breeding potential and resistance to disease and parasites, including Haemonchus contortus (barber pole goat worms) and Trypanosoma. (Source: backyardgoats.iamcountryside.com)

How Big Do Pygmy Goats Get?

Height to withers: Bucks max. 23 inches (58 cm); does max. 22 inches (56 cm). Height can vary between 16 and 23 inches (41–58 cm) in an adult pygmy goat. (Source: backyardgoats.iamcountryside.com)

Pygmy Goat

Pygmy goats are a small breed of domestic goat. Originally native to Southwest Asia, goats were domesticated 8,500 years ago for meat, milk and fiber and are now found all over the planet. Pygmy goats are native to West Africa and were brought to the United States in the 1950s for use in zoos and research. (Source: www.oregonzoo.org)

American Pygmy Goat Animal Facts

View all of the American Pygmy Goat images! (Source: a-z-animals.com)

5 Incredible American Pygmy Goat Facts!

These goats are horned on both males and females of the species, so they cannot be sexed using this method. (Source: a-z-animals.com)

Browse 511 Pygmy Goat Stock Photos and Images Available, or Search for Baby Goat or Tiger to Find More Great Stock Photos and Pictures.

Browse 511 Pygmy Goat Stock Photos and Images Available, or Search for Baby Goat or Tiger to Find More Great Stock Photos and Pictures.

Browse 511 Pygmy Goat Stock Photos and Images Available, or Search for Baby Goat or Tiger to Find More Great Stock Photos and Pictures.

Young Pygmy goat in front of a white background. (Source: www.istockphoto.com)

 

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