Adopted by Goats
My initial herd was made up of abandoned kids, many given to me because the ranchers did not want to bottle feed. At the end of 2012 I had 1 dairy goat and 6 Boer and/or Spanish goats. We have since decided that meat goats just do not make since for us and plan on going mostly dairy. We will probably be getting some Nigerian Dwarfs or a mini-dairy breed. I just like the petite dairy goat I have and think more small goats will be nicer then big goats like my Boer queen. I found several breeders with registered Nigerian Dwarf kids for sale right now. Looking on craigslist I am finding non-registered dairy goats of different breeds for sale for a lot less. I plan on eventually selling goat's milk products or at least bartering. So what are the pros and cons of buying registered goats over non-registered?