What breed is this?

Discussion in 'Mini Mania' started by gingersnap, Dec 20, 2012.

  1. gingersnap

    gingersnap Junior Member

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    Dec 20, 2012
    Plant City, FL
    Hi everyone, I'm new here and wondering if you can tell me what breed this little guy is and how old you think he is?

    Thank you, Donna
     

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  2. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Have no idea on age. I'm assuming he is small. He looks like a Pygmy cross. If he stays small, probably a Pygmy/Nigerian cross.
     

  3. Dayna

    Dayna Well-Known Member

    Aug 16, 2012
    Pahoa Hawaii
    Well his front legs look like my ND does lol.

    His horns are pretty big, I'd think he's an adult right? His face looks pygmy to me. But I've only had goats for a few months and really know nothing about them.
     
  4. mjgh06

    mjgh06 New Member

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    Sep 4, 2012
    Middle Georgia
    He is definitely a Pygmy/Nigerian cross. How long have you had him? He is adorable! He looks to be about 2 years old. Check his teeth for age.
     
  5. gingersnap

    gingersnap Junior Member

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    Dec 20, 2012
    Plant City, FL
    Thanks! We've only had him for about a month. A friend of ours found him on the side of the rode. He was skin and bones and his hooves for all overgrown. They nursed him back to health and got his shots. We went over to get their buck to breed with our does and she told us they were looking for a good home for this little guy, so we brought him home. He's very shy, but getting better.
     
  6. gingersnap

    gingersnap Junior Member

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    Dec 20, 2012
    Plant City, FL
    In looking at his teeth, it looks like he's no older than a year. Looks like he still has all of his baby teeth.
     
  7. ginger I'd look at his teeth again, with his horns that long I'm going to say 3 years old
     
  8. Dani-1995

    Dani-1995 Active Member

    Mar 10, 2011
    Greenville, NC
    He's cute! I have to agree with pygmy/nigerian cross.

    Horns aren't always a good indication of age since it comes down to genetic. I have a nine month old boer doe with the tiniest horns... People guess her at 5 or 6 months because of it. Then again I see alot of goats with huge horns that are younger. I'd go with what I saw from his teeth... JMO though
     
  9. shibby7

    shibby7 New Member

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    Feb 19, 2012
    Canada
    I agree with the breed guess here, but he sure does look like one of my fainting goats lol!
    This is my guy at around 6-7 months, note the horns......
     

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  10. KW Farms

    KW Farms Moderator Supporting Member

    Jun 21, 2008
    Wapato, WA
    I kinda think he has fainter or something else in him personally as well as pygmy or nigerian or both...the horns just don't look pygmy/nigerian enough to me...or not full pygmy/nigerian.
     
  11. gingersnap

    gingersnap Junior Member

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    Dec 20, 2012
    Plant City, FL
    Shibby, he looks a lot like yours! :) I'll try to get a picture of his teeth and show you guys. Oh, apparently the vet that gave him his shots said he was around 6 months old. I thought older because of the horns too, but I'm very new to goats, so I wasn't sure. Any thoughts?
     
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  12. shibby7

    shibby7 New Member

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    Feb 19, 2012
    Canada
    He does! I did a double take when I first saw the pictures. Does he faint lol? An easy way to see if he's myotonic is make him step over something with a little height to it, they usually stiffen up a bit. If he's a 50% or less myotonic, he won't show any myo traits though.
    I don't think he's that old, he has a pretty young look to his face too, your vet probably has a good guess.
    This was my guy at just over a year, so I think yours is under a year for sure:
     

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  13. alyssa_romine

    alyssa_romine Breaking Dawn Ranch

    Oct 4, 2007
    arkansas
    I agree that horns are not a good age indicator. I have bucks with horns the size of 3 year olds and they arent even 2 yet. I believe your buck is under a year and may have some mini silkie fainting goat in him. He has the facial features of one....Im guessing he is a cross between Fainter, pygmy and possibly some nigie. He is a cutie for sure :)
     
  14. RowdyKidz

    RowdyKidz Senior Member

    Apr 2, 2009
    NW Ohio
    I would definitely say more Nigerian than Pygmy.... Looks nothing like my little Pygmies
     
  15. liz

    liz Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    He likely is a ND/Pygmy cross and even without the proper management, his horn growth suggests he's between 7 and 12 months old, being a buck the horns grow heavily once they are around 4-5 months old. Noting that he has baby teeth is a good indicator of age as well.
     
  16. gingersnap

    gingersnap Junior Member

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    Dec 20, 2012
    Plant City, FL
    Thanks everyone! He's so sweet, but very shy and timid. I'm sure with love and attention he'll come around.
     
  17. mjgh06

    mjgh06 New Member

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    Sep 4, 2012
    Middle Georgia
    Yeah the horns threw me off too. My Nigerians and Pygmies have thicker horns at the base, but in the second picture it looked like they were thick. And the length made me think between a year but closer to two. But I always rely on teeth for age. Here's a pic of one of my pygmies at two years old - notice the horn and goatee length. My avatar is same goat at a year old. notice how much shorter they were. He is only 19" to withers and the horns is this picture look a lot wider than they really are.
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  18. MsDachshund

    MsDachshund New Member

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    Dec 14, 2012
    I'm glad I stumbled across this page. I was wondering what my little guy was. He is wee little fellow. I just recently had him castrated. I rescued him from the animal shelter. He's put on some weight. The vet estimated him at a year old. He has very long fur about four inches in length. He is all white, no strip down his back. He's about 35 pounds. He might be pigmy, he might be Nigerian dwarf or a cross of some kind. He is very energetic and playful. Extremely affectionate. I just recently rescuer another goat a doe, and she is a Pygmy but she has him by 20 pounds and she is taller and her fur is much shorter. Her coloring is very similar to hers except she is whit everywhere.except a little black on her head. Her horns are the same size as his but look smaller on her because she is bigger than he is.

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    Her is a picture from a trip to the vet for a check up.

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  19. augusffa

    augusffa New Member

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    Dec 31, 2012
    He looks about 8 months to a yr old