Kinder goats are a unique breed of goat originally developed by crossing the Nubian and Pygmy breeds. This combination of two hardy and productive goat breeds has created an exceptional breed of dairy goat. They are known for their smaller size, docile personalities, and being an excellent choice for first-time farmers.
Kinder goats are medium-sized goats, and reach between 16 and 24 inches tall at their withers. They typically weigh between 50-75 pounds, and have well-proportioned, sturdy bodies. They are most commonly solid-colored with variations of tan, black, gray, white, and brown. They may also have small patches of lighter fur scattered through their coats, and many have a beard growing near their chin.
Kinder goats are easy to handle and ideal for beginner goat owners. The breed is considered to be very calm and docile, and they are very friendly and enjoy spending time with their owners. These goats can even be leash-trained, so they can safely accompany their owners on walks.
Kinder goats are mainly raised for milk. Their milk is higher in butterfat content than that of most other goat breeds, which makes it ideal for making cheese and butter. Kinder goats can produce up to a gallon of milk per day, and may continue producing for up to 5 years.
The breed is usually very healthy, with few genetically inherited diseases. However, they can be prone to parasites, so proper preventative care is essential. They also need plenty of room to graze, so they should have access to a large grazing area, as well as access to plenty of clean hay and fresh water.
Kinder goats have become an increasingly popular choice for goat owners. With their unique combination of smaller size, docile personalities, and creamy milk production, they make a great addition to any homestead. They are also relatively easy to care for, and the reward of farm-fresh products makes the extra effort worth it.