Nigerian Dwarf goats; I keep wavering between these and Pygmy Goats as far as what to get, but I think it's going to come down to what we can find and what is within our price range. We don't want goats for showing, but for pets and milk. I also believe they will be great lessons for the girls while they learn to milk them, care for them, and play with them. They are just the cutest creatures too!
So the quest has begun! When I stopped at the feed store today for chicken feed, I asked the gal if she knew any goat farmers around willing to part with a mama and baby, and another adult - either another female or a wethered male...we don't really want a billy goat. She gave me the name of a local vet, so I'll have Jason call them and find out what's what with it all. We will eventually be building a cob shed for their housing, but to start we will just build a temporary wood shed. By the time cooler weather sets in, we'll have their cob coziness all done.
I'm so excited about this. :) Now to find my dream chicken, Blue Laced Red Wyandotte...such a beautiful breed. But that's another post for another day.
Our little farm is coming along...