BUYING NIGERIAN DWARF GOATS
When buying Dwarf goats it's important to seek out a registered breeder with one of the miniature goat or dairy associations. Only buy breeding goats registered with DNA to be sure you are getting exactly what you are paying for. We recommend disbudded or polled animals especially around small children, and check if the stud is tested particularly when buying dairy goats.
As goats are considered livestock you will need to have a PIC number (Property Identification Code) before you have goats on your property - click here to link to NSW PIC information. If you live in a more residential or built-up area you will need to check with your local Council if you are able to have livestock on your property. You really need to ensure the space you have is big enough to accommodate the goats long term - we recommend at least 1/2 acre.
We offer dexed males (wethers) as pets, generally bottle raised. Bottle babies are suitable if someone is home during the day at least for the first few weeks. It is a big commitment to take on bottle babies as you will be bottle feeding them for around 8 weeks – however rewarding for families to experience hand rearing these pets.
While it is always sad to take babies from their mothers, it is our experience that it is less stressful for both parties when the babies are 7-10 days old. We believe it is a much easier transition for the babies to go to their new home well established on the bottle and used to being away from their mums, rather than the triple event of being taken from their mum, weaned, and going to a new home all within a week or so.
Introducing goats to your property at a young age means you can train them to suit your environment and lifestyle. It is also easy for new owners to pick up any change in the babies health and know exactly what they are eating in those first few months when they are bottle raised.
We only sell goats in pairs as they are herd animals and need a friend. We only offer wethers (de-sexed males) for sale as pets. As we are focusing on breeding up from imported genetics, most of our doe kids are retained, however we occasionally offer doe kids to registered breeders.
Companion goats/pets (wethered males) are $990 for the pair inc GST.
Each pair of baby goats come with bottles/teats and full feeding instructions, a mineral block and tube of drench. Babies are/will be registered with MGBA. Wethers are not DNA tested unless required for showing.
Goats sold on first in basis to suitable homes. Due to current demand, we do accept 25% deposit to secure animals, however you must have your PIC number before we can take a deposit.
If you are thinking of becoming a breeder, Zodiac Mini Goats can help you on your way by assisting with quality starter herd of Nigerian Dwarf percentage and/or purebred does, accompanied by 93.75%+ or 100% buck or buck kid. We offer support to registered breeders with similar values to our own, including operating a tested stud.
PRICES BREEDING STOCK - NIGERIAN DWARF
Our Nigerian Dwarf breeding goats are registered using DNA so you can be assured that any animals you buy from us do have the desired genetics.
Pricing depending on the animals specific % genetics and contributing sire/dam. We only have higher % does of second cross and above:
second cross does 75% - starting $2,500 (inc gst)
third cross does 84.4%-87.5% - starting at $3,850 (inc gst)
fourth cross and purebred does 100% - POA
92.2%-96.9% Bucks starting at $2,750 (inc gst)
Purebred bucks -100% starting $3,300+ (inc gst)
As these are a relatively new breed in Australia, pricing is subject to change so contact us to find out more.
Our animals are healthy at the time of sale and we cannot be responsible for the health of an animal once it has left our care. A vet health check and/or pregnancy test can be arranged for any stud animals (at buyer expense) prior to collection. We recomend buyers consider Elders or CGU for insurance of breeding stock.
Since 2018 we have had zero mortality among goats at our stud, and we have tested clear for CAE and Johne's disease since 2015. Whole herd tested negative July 2020.