We let our Kids Walk All Over Us!
All our goats here are unregistered, but we have
had them here on our farm since 2005. The Nigerian Dwarf
goat is one of two miniature goat breeds in this country originating in West Africa.
There are several recognized breeds of
small and dwarf goats in West Africa, and it is from these native African herds that the first "miniature" goats were imported
into the United States. Although illegal imports are suspected earlier, the first documented imports arrived in this country
in the 1930's and 1940's, for the benefit of several private and public zoos and preserves.
There were two distinct types of small goats imported,
one being short, cobby, with short legs, and the other being more slender, with a longer body and proportionally longer legs
and a more streamlined appearance. In the earlier years, in fact until about the 1960's and 1970's, little distinction was
made between the cobbier type that became the African Pygmy goat, and the more dairy-type goat that became known as the Nigerian
Over the years, selective breeding has resulted in
the two distinct breeds that are recognized today in the United States: the African Pygmy Goat and the Nigerian Dwarf. Nigerian
Dwarfs are considered rare by the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy.
Our herd is a Nigerian Dwarf/Pygmy Cross breed, according
to experts, leaning more toward the Nigerian Dwarf side because of their flashy color, eye color & conformation.
Color is one of the factors that makes breeding
Dwarfs so popular. You can never be sure what color the babies will be until they are born; even then you can't be sure because
many times their color may change. Main color families are black, chocolate, and gold with virtually every color combination
imaginable being produced. Dwarfs can be dalmatian-spotted, pinto-patterned, tri-colored or just classy shades of solid jet
black, white, chocolate or gold. Buckskin patters are also popular, described by contrasting facial stripes, a "cape" around
the shoulders with a coordinating dorsal stripe and leg markings. Brown eyes are the most common; however, dwarfs with china
blue eyes are becoming increasingly popular and available.
We maintain a small herd of Quality unregistered Nigerian/Pygmy cross
goats of good confirmation and even temperament, but most of all happy & healthy goats. They are of several different
colors. All are vaccinated, wormed and well fed. We also have a few Tennessee Fainting goats now at the farm, but they are
not for sale.
YouTube© VIDEO OF OUR GOATS HERE.
Equipment for Sale!
We are starting the process of Reservation Deposits.
We like to keep them until their at least 2 months
old, weaned, before they are ready to go to your home.
If you see one you want, email me about making your 50% deposit on it, and when its time to wean them, we will email
you to come pick them up.
If making deposit by Check or Money Order, make them out to Tejas Ranch.
If you have sent in Reservation Deposits, we will email
you when it is your turn and let you know what animal will be available for sale.
Great pets, hand-raised by people who know and love goats. Enjoy our site and let us help
you pick your perfect goat.
The question I get asked most is how big do they get? Most Fully Grown are 16 to 23
inches in height. Height measurement is taken from the highest point of the wither (Front Shoulders) to the ground with the
animal standing on a solid level floor, preferably concrete.
Images below will give you and idea of their size as kids. Most grown
Does here are form 18-20 inches tall at front shoulders.
All Goats for Sale, Picture links and Prices below:
Slideshow below of some of the goats that are for sale.
Click their links below for larger picture.