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that is no pygmy! He does not conform to the breed standared at all! I can't see how he would be registered with the NPGA unless they lied about his coloring.

HE doesnt' even look full pygmy to me. I would contact them and make sure you didn't get the wrong name on the buck that is their registered pygmy.

And I would want to see papers on him before I paid for a registered breeding with any of their bucks.
 

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I have 11 pygmies right now. All 11 of them are registered with the National Miniature Goat Association. My goal is to breed and sell the miniatures to 4-Hers and anyone else who would like a great companion animal.
I am not familiar with the NMGA and their requirements for registration but I can't see how she calls her goats pygmies :shrug:
 

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I have 11 pygmies right now. All 11 of them are registered with the National Miniature Goat Association. My goal is to breed and sell the miniatures to 4-Hers and anyone else who would like a great companion animal.
That is what they say on the website.She made a mistake in the e-mail and on the website it says they are NMGA??
 

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since you have unregistered goats it really doesnt' matter but it is important to not assume a goat is registered as NPGA or any other well known registry just becasue they are "registered"
 

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I think I'm going to try and find a different buck.These people are really nice but I want a pygmy goat that is actually a pygmy. :veryangry:
I didn't assume it was registered through NPGA that is what she said in the e-mail.
 

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I think it does matter who the buck is registered with even if your does aren't. Just because your does aren't papered doesn't mean you shouldn't be picky about who you breed them to, imo. Your sig line says unregistered "pygmies". That buck is not a pygmy. He is a nigerian or a nigerian cross. They're two entirely different critters and if you were looking for a pygmy buck to breed to your does you probably ought to keep looking- he's not going to give you kids that conform to the pygmy breed standard. If my does were pygmies, I wouldn't mind breeding them to a nigie buck but if you want your kids to look like pygmies find another buck.

BTW, Happy B-Day!
:party: Kristen
 

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yes I agree with Kristen. If you goal is the pygmy look then you need to find another buck.

I breed my pygmy girls to a nigerian buck but I am looking just for pets. I would love to breed them to a pygmy buck if I could find one though!
 

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He's a registered Pygmy??? That type of spotting is not accepted in the Pygmy breed standard and he screams Nigerian or mix all over him. I would say the papers could be of the Mini goat registry or even IDGR but not NPGA.
 

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He is obviously a mutt, Nigerian and Pygmy cross.
There is no way on God's Green Earth he is PureBred NPGA standard Pygmy.
 

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Sara, I have to agree with the others, he in not a pygmy as you already know. He is cute, but not a pygmy. But if you like him and he will give you somewhat what you are looking for, then go for it.

I have heard several people in the Cashmere world say that their goats are registered also. Cashmere goats are not registered YET. They are working on it. I called the lady that was selling the Registered Cashmere goats. Her answer to the registered bit was they SCRAPE registered. When I read registered, I just assumed it was like we are all thinking.
 

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Personally I would probably pass on him. I think I heard once of someone breeding "paint" pygmies and I could see that being possible if you worked on it, however ignoring his color, if he was Agouti or black I'd still assume he was mixed, and I admit I'm not a pygmy owner, but he's just not built like a pygmy and if it was me and I wanted to breed to a pygmy I'd want one that looked like a pygmy!
 
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