The American Pygmy is an American breed of achondroplastic goat. It is small, compact and stockily built. Like the Nigerian Dwarf, it derives from the West African Dwarf group of breeds of West Africa. Between 1930 and 1960, animals of this type were imported to the United States for use either as zoo animals or for research; some were later kept and bred as companion animals and established as a breed in 1975. It may also be known as the Pygmy or African Pygmy. It is quite different and separate from the British Pygmy breed.
The American Pygmy is small and stocky, with heavy bone: height at the withers is usually in the range 40 to 50 cm (16 to 20 in), with weights of the order of 25 to 40 kg (55 to 88 lb). Seven colour variations are recognised in the breed standard: caramel with black markings, caramel with brown markings, brown agouti, grey agouti, black agouti, black with white markings, and solid black.
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Pygmy goats are a breed of dwarf goat that originate from southern Sudan through central Africa to Senegal.
Pygmy goats are herbivores and love to browse on leaves, bark, grass, hay and grain.
Typically small in size, hence the name ‘Pygmy’, they grow up to only 22″ at the withers and come in a wide variety of coats colours.