The Nigerian dwarf goat can be white, black, chocolate, red, or gold. White markings are common, as are spots and other color combinations. This goat is a dairy breed that provides a large amount of milk given its size. Because of its excellent milk production, the Nigerian dwarf goat was chosen to participate in the Biosphere 2 program, an experiment to mimic a space colony where people spent two years sealed inside a self-contained dome with no outside support.
- Conservation StatusRecovering
- Life span8-12 years
Body size60-80 lbs.
- Native habitat Farms of West Africa
- DietAlfalfa, prairie hay