What breed do you think?

Discussion in 'Goat Frenzy' started by Nicoon, Feb 6, 2013.

  1. Nicoon

    Nicoon New Member

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    Feb 5, 2013
    Tennessee
    I bought three new goats back in early November. A buck, Hershey, who is 2, and two does, Almond and Kisses, who are around a year and a 1/2. Hershey was said to be a kiko/pygmy buck.
    Almond and Kisses are sisters and were said to be Saanen/mix. They aren't white though. Kisses (one with collar) has white spots. Almond (who was brought pregnant) is all one color. They are both the same size as Hershey and my Nigerian, Moop.
    I'm just not sure if the previous owner really knew what they are. What do you think they are? :confused:
     

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  2. Truthfully, I'm really leaning to Nigerians. The bottom one structure and color looks like mine (minus the horns). Are you sure Hershey isn't the dad? Just checking. Do you have a pic of him?
     

  3. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Looks like there is some Nubian in them.
     
  4. HoosierShadow

    HoosierShadow Senior Member

    Apr 19, 2010
    Central Kentucky
    I am no help, but they sure are pretty ♥
     
  5. happybleats

    happybleats Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2010
    Gustine Texas
    Im thinking Nigies as well..I dont see saanen there at all...they seem to be crossed with something else...maybe some boar in there...they have nice full rears!!and Almond has that boar face...lol..Im guessing of course..but truly, they sure are adorable!!
     
  6. NyGoatMom

    NyGoatMom Shady Acre Homestead Supporting Member

    Well, I'm a newbie but I think they look Kiko/Pygmy.....or Saanen /Pygmy....lol...but I am not experienced at all, just judging by the shape of the faces and bodies.
     
  7. Nicoon

    Nicoon New Member

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    Feb 5, 2013
    Tennessee
    Thanks for all the replies! :) I'm sure by their height they have Pygmy. Almond just kidded today with Hersheys son! So hopefully Hershey isn't her dad! lol. @[email protected] Here's a picture of Hershey.
     

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  8. Nicoon

    Nicoon New Member

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    Feb 5, 2013
    Tennessee
    I have been looking up some different pictures of goat breeds and they do kind of look like they have Nubian in them. :)
     
  9. goathiker

    goathiker I'm watching you Staff Member Supporting Member

    I'd guess Kinders.
     
  10. goat luver 101

    goat luver 101 Member

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    Jul 19, 2011
    Leesburg, VA
    Almond looks like a mini Nubian a little.
     
  11. Bambi

    Bambi Senior Member

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    Jun 9, 2012
    Central California
    They might have a little Nubian. Nice looking. Be careful of collars with the horns. We did that when we first had goats and almost lost two does to choking with the collars.
     
  12. vlinealpines

    vlinealpines Junior Member

    "nice full rears?"
     
  13. Nicoon

    Nicoon New Member

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    Feb 5, 2013
    Tennessee
    Thanks for all the ideas! :) I'll watch out for Kisses and her collar, but she's so shy.
     
  14. mjs500doo

    mjs500doo Member

    Nov 24, 2012
    Boyd, Wisconsin
    Nigi kiko Nube?


    Def can see all three breeds.
     
  15. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    depending if the seller knew the difference between pygmy and nigerian they could be Kiki X Nigerian crosses.

    Kikos have those kind of ears -- The roman nose of a nubian and their larger bodies would come through and I just dont see that in these guys. The kiko coloring is also very colorful.

    As to saanan..... thats debatable but Im not one to say its not possible as Ive seen some crosses that people KNOW the parents and its amazing how the kids turn out.

    Beautiful goats either way
     
  16. BoerMaster23

    BoerMaster23 New Member

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    Nov 7, 2012
    I'm thinking Kiko/Nubian, but im not sure.
     
  17. Nicoon

    Nicoon New Member

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    Feb 5, 2013
    Tennessee
    Thanks for the input! :) Hershey has the roman nose, but the girls' face are pretty straight.