Breeding my doe

Discussion in 'Mini Mania' started by goatnutty, Mar 25, 2008.

  1. goatnutty

    goatnutty Active Member

    Oct 9, 2007
    South East,IN
  2. Di

    Di Crazy Goat Lady

    Jan 29, 2008
    central PA
    Well, I don't know anything about Pygmy Goats. But, I've never seen one that colorful! Are you sure he's not a Nigerian? I couldn't determine from the website...but I didn't look very hard...I'll go back and check. He sure is pretty.
     

  3. goatnutty

    goatnutty Active Member

    Oct 9, 2007
    South East,IN
    He is supposed to be an NPGA pygmy.How much would you pay to have your doe bred to him?At first I thought he was nigi to.
     
  4. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    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.
     
  5. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    from their home page

    I am not familiar with the NMGA and their requirements for registration but I can't see how she calls her goats pygmies :shrug:
     
  6. goatnutty

    goatnutty Active Member

    Oct 9, 2007
    South East,IN
    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??
     
  7. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    here is the website for the NMGA

    http://www.nmga.net/

    it is one of those mutt goat registries kind of like IDGR
     
  8. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    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"
     
  9. goatnutty

    goatnutty Active Member

    Oct 9, 2007
    South East,IN
    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.
     
  10. bigoakfarm

    bigoakfarm New Member

    228
    Oct 5, 2007
    Kentucky
    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
     
  11. bigoakfarm

    bigoakfarm New Member

    228
    Oct 5, 2007
    Kentucky
    OOPS! Sorry goatnutty - we must have replied at the same time!

    Great minds think alike. LOL

    Kristen
     
  12. goatnutty

    goatnutty Active Member

    Oct 9, 2007
    South East,IN
    Yes they do Kristen.
     
  13. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    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!
     
  14. goatnutty

    goatnutty Active Member

    Oct 9, 2007
    South East,IN
    ok.I'm searching again.LOL
     
  15. Sweet Gum Minis

    Sweet Gum Minis New Member

    Oct 6, 2007
    Easley, SC
    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.
     
  16. goatnutty

    goatnutty Active Member

    Oct 9, 2007
    South East,IN
    Ashley,He is supposed to be a pb pygmy registered under NMGA
     
  17. Sara

    Sara New Member

    605
    Oct 4, 2007
    Ellensburg, WA
    He is obviously a mutt, Nigerian and Pygmy cross.
    There is no way on God's Green Earth he is PureBred NPGA standard Pygmy.
     
  18. goatnutty

    goatnutty Active Member

    Oct 9, 2007
    South East,IN
    I thought the same thing.In the e-mail she said NPGA but on the web site it says NMGA
     
  19. sweetgoats

    sweetgoats Moderator

    Oct 18, 2007
    Peyton CO.
    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.
     
  20. Haviris

    Haviris Member

    428
    Oct 7, 2007
    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!