Pygmies and Nigerians used to be the same breed! I love both of them, they're both adorable and special in their own ways. Usually pygmies don't produce as much, but they can be good producers as well. Sometimes Nigerians can be opposite ... more chunky than milk productive. :laugh:Hey now!
Pygmies were originally bred as dual purpose (milk & meat) and are perfectly good milkers. I milk my registered Pygmy and I get about a quart a day. The milk has an unusually high fat content and can be used just like cows' milk. The cream rises to the top and can be scooped off easily.
A really good mini mix is a ND/Pyg cross. You get higher production and higher butterfat content.