My pygerian wethers

Discussion in 'Mini Mania' started by KMarlow, Mar 26, 2013.

  1. KMarlow

    KMarlow New Member

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    Mar 3, 2013
    North Carolina
    In case you don't know a pygerian is a cross of pygmy and nigerian dwarf. We got our 2 when they were 5 weeks old. Their mom got very sick and her kids had to be pulled. Mom was pygmy, dad was Nigerian dwarf. They will be 2 years old in July this year.
    For the cuteness factor ;). This is them when we first got them.
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    This is BlackJack
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    Good profile shot of BlackJack's face
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    An older shot from last summer
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    This is Bob
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    An older shot from last summer
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    Both of them
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    From last summer
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    Love my boys but they are brats! ;)

    We will be having our own home grown pygerian kids in a week and a half as well. Our pygmy doe has been bred to a nigerian dwarf buck.
     
  2. nancy d

    nancy d Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    near Seattle
    Very cute, love the Santa hats. They also look very well cared for.
     

  3. StarMFarm

    StarMFarm New Member

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    Jan 17, 2013
    East TN
    Very handsome boys!
     
  4. Axykatt

    Axykatt New Member

    Jan 31, 2013
    What cute little faces!
     
  5. liz

    liz Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    Very nice boys!! I have a few Pygerians myself! EXTREMELY hardy goats too :)
     
  6. KW Farms

    KW Farms Moderator Supporting Member

    Jun 21, 2008
    Wapato, WA
  7. KMarlow

    KMarlow New Member

    31
    Mar 3, 2013
    North Carolina
    My boys are definitely hardy. I check hooves every 3 months (sometimes longer if I forget) and have never had to do much with their hooves. They also have not been wormed but once we first got them. Bob did have a mite issue this winter and we treated with Ivermectin injectable then, but that actually only took 2 doses to get things cleared up.

    They are total brats. :) In your face friendly and they were not bottle raised. They were dam raised till we got them. I tried bottles with them at that time but was only somewhat successful and it only lasted a week. Bob actually went to my DHs uncle who was battling cancer and wanted a companion. Bob got very spoilt by him and his family. When he passed on a few months later we got Bob back. DHs parents promised the uncle that Bob would never be sold so he has a lifetime with us.