The first Nigerian Dwarf genetics were imported into Australia in 2013. They are a milking breed bred to have the length of body and structure, in proportion, to a dairy goat but in a miniature version. They are characteristically a high milk producing miniature dairy breed which can supply around 1.8 litres of milk per day. Their milk has a higher butterfat content than milk from full-sized dairy goats, averaging 6.5% according to the American Dairy Goat Association. Later in lactation their butterfat percentage can go up to 10% or even higher. This makes the Nigerian Dwarf milk excellent for cheese and soap making. They are very gentle and easy to train and this, along with their small size and colorful appearance, also makes them popular as pets. Their average life span is 10-15 years.
Registered Australian Nigerian Dwarfs are individually priced on availability, age, height, percentage, colour, show status and demand. On average Tippy Toes Australian Nigerian Dwarfs cost:
Wether $400 single