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(05-28-2019, 12:14 PM)Nanno Wrote: Pygmy goats and Nigerian Dwarfs aren't the same breed. I'm on another goat website where it seems like most of the people raise Nigies, and their Nigies need copper. I don't think you need to worry. Wink

Good deal!  I was out there today reading the labels on the goat feed.  LOL
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#12
Didn't know that, we don't make that distinction in Germany. Not to be a party pooper....

If you are sure that she IS a Nigerian Dwarf = bought her from a respectable breeder, she is registered, etc. then you don't need to worry.

If not, I would provide a copper free mineral food for all and supplement the big goats individually
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#13
From the photos, she is definitely a Nigerian Dwarf. Pygmies have a very different look here in the U.S. In this country, Pygmy goats are a dual purpose fiber/meat breed (mostly meat) while Nigerian Dwarfs are an unrelated breed that was fairly recently imported from Africa (1980's I think) and is considered a dairy breed. The Nigerian Dwarfs have gotten quite popular in the U.S. and are now much more common than Pygmies.
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#14
She is full blood Nigerian.  I have seen mom and dad and am good friends with the lady who bred her.  She's actually one of my friends who is starting to train a couple of pack goats also.
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