Pygmy Goats

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Chewy and Bella are both four years old. 

Creature Features

Description                                                                                                                                                                                         Pygmies come only in seven breed standard approved colors, and can be categorized into caramel patterned, agouti patterned, and black patterned. They have white belly bands. The eyes of the pygmy goat come only in brown.

Diet                                                                                                                                                                                                         Their primary diet consists of greens and grains.

Reproduction                                                                                                                                                                                     Pygmy goats are precocial and polyestrous breeders, bearing one to four young  every nine to twelve months after a five-month gestation. They are usually bred for the first time at about 7 to 9 months, although they may conceive as early as two months if care is not taken to separate them early from male kids

Fun Facts 

  • Scientific Name: Capra aegagrus hircus
  • Conservation Status: Domestic
  • Lifespan: 8-18 years
  • Body Length: Wither height ranges from 16 to 23 in.
  • Weight: Does– 53 to 75 pounds
  • Bucks– 60-86 pounds
  • Gestation: 5 months
  • Number of Young:1 to 4 kids
  • Habitat: Farmland
  • Distribution: African pygmy goats originate from
  • Cameroon in West Africa.

Did You Know?

They enjoy having items to jump on and may be able to leap onto small vehicles. African pygmy goats are social animals and live in herds. Male African pygmy goats are called bucks or billies, females are called does or nannies and babies are called kids. These goats are mainly black, white, grey and brown in color and both sexes have horns but only the billy has a beard.