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Nigerian Dwarf Goats

These goats are typically just under two feet tall, come in many colors like white, black, gold, red, and cream, and come in several different fur patterns. They can produce from 1 to 8 pounds of milk per day (one quart of milk weighs roughly 2 pounds.)   Their milk has a higher butterfat content than full-sized dairy goats so it is excellent for cheese, soap and cream making.  Nigerian Dwarf goats are gentle and intelligent and make great pets, though they require an outdoor pen.

Learn more:

Nigerian Dwarf Goats (Wikipedia)

The American Dairy Goat Association

Kunekune Pigs

 

Kunekune pigs vary from 24" to 30" high and weigh between 140-220 lbs. They are covered in long hair, which can be straight, wavy or curly. There is a wide range of colours, from cream through gold, tan and brown to black. They also come in a variety of spotty colours. They have a pair of tassels under their chin called Piri Piri. 

KuneKunes are a smaller breed of swine with a short, upturned snout.  They prefer to graze on a pasture over anything else.  They are very docile and friendly.  These qualities make them a highly sought after breed of swine.  

The Kunekune pig, originally kept by Maoris in New Zealand, are friendly hairy pigs born in a variety of colours. It is the smallest domesticated breed of pig in the world, a firm favourite among pet pig owners, due to its placid friendly nature and love of human company. 

Kunes have a steady temperament, and are extremely easy to handle. They are very gentle, and ideally suit the new pig keeper who may be intimidated by larger more boisterous pigs. Because of their small size they do not cut the land up as much as larger pigs.

 

Learn More:

British Kunekune Pigs Society

American Kunekune Society

Kunekune Pigs on The Spruce

americankunekunepigregistry.com