My spouse is caretaker to a large piece of land so we are living in beautiful country! We have about 5 acres to treat as our own, and about 20 more of horse pasture that no longer has horses. I have just purchased 5 chickens and have been breeding show/field birddogs for about 10 years. I am now getting the self sufficiency itch, thus the chickens, and am hoping to get a dairy goat or two next spring. I know nothing about goats, so thought I'd jump on here early to learn more. So my first question is purebred or mixed "just goat" as my husband says? The lady I bought my chickens from has a stocky small girl that is 2 months along and is Boer, Sannen (sp?), pygmy mix. Unknown % but super cute and sweet. A very nice stocky but still small sized goat. The lady doesn't harvest milk but says she has milked to pull colostrum and said she had tons of milk. My hubby says I should start with this on a low key level. But my show dog side wants a registered goat. I REALLY want a mini-nubian. So what are your thoughts?