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We have been breeding pygmys for well over a decade and have concentrated on producing hardy,

 fun loving charecters.

Our pygmys are healthy friendly little pedigree goats, 

with engaging personalites that make them a delight to meet.

 All our pygmys are vaccinated against Johnnes disease,  clostridial diseases and tetanus.

We always have the vet remove their horn buds, under general anaesthetic, within a few days of being born.

 We find it is kinder to mums udder not to leave horns on the kids

as they 'butt' mums udder something fierce when they are hungry!!!

Male kids are castrated when they are a few weeks old, after the testicles have descended,

 allowing the ureter to develop as much as possible to reduce the risk of urinary calculii.

We like to socialise our goats as much as we can , making them very gentle with people.

 

The breed standard for pygmy goats has been changed.

 

Pygmy goats are unusual, in that ceasarian births,

which are virtually unheard of in dairy goats,  have become increasingly common.

Scientists have shown the reducing size of the womb to be main cause of ceasarian births. 

With overwhelming scientific evidence, 

 the  PGC committee had to increase the minimum height of Pygmys to 17 inches.

 

When purchasing your Pygmys, be aware the smaller the Pygmy goat,

the more likely she is to have a C. section birth....you have been warned!

 

 

 

PYGMYS OR PYGMIES

How do you spell the plural of Pygmy????

If refering to the Pygmy goat, the word Pygmy is a proper noun

and the correct plural is Pygmys

If refering to pygmy animals in general, then pygmy is not a proper noun

and pygmies is the correct plural

English lesson over----Nuff said!!!