Why Nigerian Dwarfs?
Nigerian Dwarfs trace their ancestry back to West African origins, but their development for dairy qualities occurred later in Texas and is attributed to two breeders: Kathleen Clapp and Sharla Parker. The breed has seen more rapid development over the last 20 or so years and Nigerians have become known for their dairy qualities, friendly personality, and colourful coats (NDGA 2017). We chose Nigerian Dwarfs because of these breed traits. Our small children enjoy the sweet rich milk that is higher in butterfat content than other breeds. We appreciate the small size and gentle personalities of the goats around our little kids and the children of friends and family that we often have visiting. Their attractive array of coat colours make for many surprises at kidding time and the goats make wonderful pets as does and wethers.
Meet Our Nigerian Dwarfs
We are focused on breeding our registered Nigerian Dwarf goats for strong dairy character, conformation and production. We are carefully building our foundation herd with individuals bred by top Canadian breeders and descended from US imports. Our goats come from disease-tested herds, are free of CL abcesses and are tested CAE and Johne’s negative since 2016.
Wonderland GJ Landslider
Slider is a handsome chamoisee buck with a great dairy lineage. He is out of Stormwatcher My Charlotte (Reserve Champion ND Senior Doe at North Thompson Fall Fair 2016) to US import Camanna OMF Gold Jackpot. Charlotte’s sire is US import Odds Are D Mighty Midas. Slider’s littermate sister, My Blondie, freshened with a lovely high and wide udder. With strong US breeding on both sides of his pedigree and a great top line and rump length, we have high hopes for Wonderland Landslider and look forward to seeing what he throws!
Elfin Acres NB Flatline
Elfin Acres NB Flatline GP84 2016 joined our farm in March 2018. He brings lovely dairyness with wonderful length, depth and spring of rib. Flatline’s breeder, Marybeth, says that his line has conformation, production, and lovely udders all in a small package. His maternal grandma (Mandisa 2*M 2017 VEEE 90 ALPHA S1 CASEIN B/E), dam Zahra (3*M 2017 VVEV 87), and sister Zalika (4*M) are all still in the Elfin Acres herd and Zalika is mentioned as an exceptional milker with a smaller frame and beautiful conformation. Elfin Acres TT Mandisa certainly is beautifully structured. Flatline had a tentative start in life and so is aptly named – you can read his story here.
Outlaw’s Blue Taffy
With a lineage of friendly goats, this buckskin girl comes by her sweet and easy-to-handle personality honestly – never even needing to be trained to the milking stand! She has good size, angulation, great foreudder attachments and udder floor, and good sized teats and orifices with quick milk let-down. Linebred on her US sire Camanna FS Sudden Impulse who is known for milk production, she is moonspotted, polled and blue-eyed! In her first kidding with us as a 2nd freshener, Taffy raised her set of quads without assistance AND also fed the other 5-7 kids in the herd while we milked her once daily for 3 months. This was a little wearing on her as she continued to feed her four daughters into her next pregnancy; so we feel we haven’t fully seen Taffy’s full potetential. Still, we were very happy with her third freshening capacity: 1.86 lbs on 12 hr hold, 6 weeks fresh .
Lil Bit Country Cyndi Lou
An easy keeper, Lil Bit Country Cyndi Lou VG86 2016 (Cedar Green Little Raven x Linwood SI Whiskey) is the offspring of one of the favourite milkers over at Yellowpoint. Not only is she a Raven daughter, she is a Thistle Creek Ebony Angel granddaughter and Cedar Green Twilight niece! Cyndi classified VG86 2016. Cyndi has a lovey udder floor, good rear attachments, good medial and she is our favourite for texture. She was our powerhouse milker in 2019 with her third freshening capacity at 5 weeks, 14 hour fill: 2.4 lbs (4 1/2 cups) which she held for weeks!
Curl Creek Lone Blossom
Curl Creek Lone Blossom (“Fidget”) came to us on New Year’s Day 2019 from our friends at Footnote Farm. She has a strong lineage including her granddam, Thistle Creek Blue Ivy, and her sire, Hetlandcreek TT Lone Ranger. Fidget gave us the perfect kids for her first freshening – a set of twins! She had a nice first freshening udder with good rear attachments and large teats and orifices. We look forward to seeing her develop. She milked out 1.43 lbs on a 12 hr hold at 5 weeks fresh for her 2nd freshening (twins).
Lil Bit Country Southern Dawn
We are thrilled to have a Thistle Creek Ruby Tuesday girl in our herd. Dawn’s US imported sire is no slouch either; Camanna’s CIB Hennessy has a great dairy lineage. We freshened Dawn as a 17 month old. Her most notable udder feature that we are happy to see in our herd is her very long teats. Her udder is well attached in the rear. First freshening capacity 1.1 lbs on a 16 hour hold (twins), 2nd freshening capacity 1.43 lbs (5 weeks fresh, 12 hour hold, twins).
van H’s Cosmic Junebug
We’ve been long waiting for our quad doelings out of Taffy by Elfin Acres F Hawthorne (EX90) , son of “Elite Status’ GCH SG The Lilac Twinkletoes, to join the milking lineup. These classy girls have a great deal of uniformity between them and are backed by one of our favourite udders in the herd. Junebug is quite the mini me of her mama, Taffy, and we were pleased with her first freshened mammary and capacity . Junebug gave 1.6 lbs on a 12 hour hold as a first freshener at 5 weeks fresh (raising twins).
van H’s Charlotte’s Web
We’ve been long waiting for our quad doelings out of Taffy by Elfin Acres F Hawthorne (EX90) , son of “Elite Status’ GCH SG The Lilac Twinkletoes, to join the breeding lineup. These classy girls have a great deal of uniformity between them and are backed by one of our favourite udders in the herd. We were happy with Charlotte’s mammary and capacity as a first freshener. She gave 1.29 lbs on a 12 hour fill as a first freshener at 5 weeks fresh (raising twins).
van H’s Little Ladybug
We’ve been long waiting for our quad doelings out of Taffy by Elfin Acres F Hawthorne (EX90) , son of “Elite Status’ GCH SG The Lilac Twinkletoes, to join the breeding lineup. The littlest of the quads, Ladybug still milked out a respectable 1.51 lbs for her first freshening 12 hour fill at 5 weeks fresh (raising twins).
van H’s Honeybee Parade
We’ve been long waiting for our quad doelings out of Taffy by Elfin Acres F Hawthorne (EX90) , son of “Elite Status’ GCH SG The Lilac Twinkletoes, to join the breeding lineup. Honey has a lovely length of body and wonderful udder texture. Her first freshening capacity on a 12 hour hold at 5 weeks fresh was 1.84 lbs.
Renegade Beetle Bailey
First freshening Spring 2020, Bailey takes after her mama, Cyndi, in physique and we hope she does in mammary and capacity as well. One of the first doelings to be born of Pholia Farm UB Destiny (VG87 2019) who exudes dairy strength, we are excited to see her freshen. Bailey is notoriously difficult to get a nice photo of but she has a long rump length and sharp withers.
Cricket first freshened in March 2020 with triplets. She follows in her mother’s footsteps, pumping out the milk with ease, with 1.81 lbs from her 12 hour hold at 5 weeks fresh for her first lactation! She shows a high esceutchon and rear attachment and a larger teat size than her mom, our Lil Bit Country Cyndi Lou. Cricketsong is a graceful doe. Her sire is Pholia Farm UB Destiny (VG87 2019) who exudes dairy strength.
van H’s Firefly
Firefly is our first retained doeling off our Wonderland GJ Landslider and is a Thistle Creek Ruby Tuesday grandaughter. She has a lovely topline, width, and body capacity. Her first freshened udder improved on her dam significantly, with higher and wider rear attachments, better medial, more globular shape to her udder, and more forward fore attachements! Her first freshning capacity at 5 weeks fresh was 1.4 lbs on a 12.5 hour hold.
Nigerian Dwarf Availability & Sales Policy
|Elfin Acres NB Flatline||van H’s Firefly||March 16, 2020 | 1 doeling (retained), 1 buckling|
|Wonderland GJ Landslider||van H’s Cosmic Junebug||March 14, 2020 | 1 doeling (possible availability)|
|Elfin Acres NB Flatline||van H’s Ladybug||March 20, 2020 | 2 bucklings (possible availability)|
|Elfin Acres NB Flatline||Renegade Cricketsong||March 17, 2020 | 2 doelings (reserved, retained), 1 buckling (reserved)|
|Elfin Acres NB Flatline||Curl Creek Lone Blossom||March 21, 2020 | 1 doeling (retained), 2 bucklings (reserved)|
|Wonderland GJ Landslider||van H’s Charlotte’s Web||March 23, 2020 | 2 bucklings (possible availability)|
|Elfin Acres NB Flatline||Outlaw’s Blue Taffy||March 26, 2020 | 1 buckling|
|Elfin Acres NB Flatline||van H’s Honeybee Parade||March 27, 2020 | 2 bucklings (possible availability)|
|Elfin Acres NB Flatline||Lil Bit Country Southern Dawn||March 28, 2020 | 1 doeling (reserved), 1 buckling|
|Wonderland GJ Landslider||Lil Bit Country Cyndi Lou||March 25, 2020 | 2 doelings (reserved), 1 buckling|
|Wonderland GJ Landslider||Renegade Beetle Bailey||DUE: June 2, 2020|
Please join our waitlist to be notified of Nigerian Dwarf goats when they become available! By filling out this registration form you will help us make the best possible match for future owner and goat so please fill it out as fully as you can! Feel free to contact us directly with any questions you might have. Our next kidding season will begin mid-March 2020. Waitlistees will be given priority notification of available goats. Available goats can be reserved with a non-refundable deposit of 50% of the purchase price. Bucklings and wethers are ready to go home with you at eight weeks of age and doelings will be let go when they are twelve weeks old. Don’t forget to read our Sales Policy!
Available goats can be reserved with a non-refundable deposit of 50% of the purchase price. Bucklings and wethers are ready to go home with you at eight weeks of age and doelings will be let go when they are twelve weeks old. Goats should be picked up promptly or alternative arrangements should be discussed with us. Failure to pick up on time will result in forfeiture of your reservation. ***Goats MUST NOT be kept alone. If bringing home a single goat from us, you must have at least one other goat.***
Our prices are as follows: $600-$750 for registered doelings, bucklings, mature does, and mature bucks and $300 for wethers.
Your purchase of a goat kid from us includes registration with the Canadian Livestock Records Corporation and tattoos (for bucklings and doelings), disbudding, and vaccination for Clostridium Perfringens Types C&D and Tetanus.
Payments can be made by cash or e-transfer.
While we do our best with banding and disbudding, many parameters are out of our control once goats leave our farm; so we do not guarantee that kids will not develop scurs after disbudding and we don’t guarantee effectiveness of banding. We do not offer a health guarantee on goats beyond guaranteeing that they are generally healthy upon leaving our farm and that if we do happen have any health concerns or pertinent items we feel you should be made aware of, these will be disclosed and discussed with you at the time of sale. As livestock and living animals, goats can become subject to various ailments and issues through their lifetimes. We claim no liability or financial responsibility for medical or health issues once goats leave our farm; but we pledge our transparency and will support you as a source of knowledge, doing our utmost to educate you before, during, and after your purchase of a goat from us to the best of our abilities.