The Nigerian Dwarf goat is a miniature goat breed of West African ancestry. The original animals were transported from Africa on ships as food for captured carnivores being brought to zoos; the survivors were then maintained in herds at those zoos.
Later on, with select breeding, a focus was placed on the dwarf as a dairy goat. Dwarf does give a surprising quantity of milk for her size. Production ranges from 1 to 8 pounds of milk per day (one quart of milk weighs roughly 2 pounds), with an average doe producing about 2.5 pounds of milk per day. The milk is the highest of all goat's milks in butterfat, at 6-10%, giving it a sweet and creamy flavor. It is exceptional for soaps and cheeses. We use most of our milk for soaps and lotions but are learning to make cheese!
We have had this breed since 2005 and still have our original doe! Our kids produced sell out every year so if you are interested in a baby, please let us know.