Color Choices for Registration

Revised 6/2013 In an effort to make registering a goat easier there are now just 7 color choices: caramel with black markings, caramel with brown markings, grey agouti, brown agouti, black agouti, black, and solid black. It is no longer necessary to assign a shade such as light, medium or dark. Caramel Pattern The caramel…

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Examples of Colors in Pygmy Goats

Caramel Pattern The caramel color pattern can range FROM white to caramel hairs, intermingled with white in the top coat making the top coat appears to be a shade of white/cream to tan. The undercoat has the same base color (black or brown) as the dorsal stripes, socks, and face accents. Caramel are required to…

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The Ruminant Stomach

by Lorrie Blackburn, DVM Pygmy goats are ruminants like sheep, cattle, deer, llamas, etc. Their digestive tract looks and functions quite differently from simple-stomached animals such as man, swine, dogs, and cats. Knowing some of these differences can be very important to achieving the best herd management. The ruminant animal has a rumen, reticulum, omasum,…

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More on Teats

by Lorrie Blackburn, DVM Our Breed Standard calls for “Teats – cylindrical, of uniform length and size – sufficient for milking with two…

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