Ahsum Pygmies
For Sale

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Pygmy goats are small compact goats weighing approximately 45-55 pounds and standing no more than 24 inches at the shoulders when they are full grown.  They originated in Africa and were brought to the United States in the 1950`s. Because of their small size and personality they were displayed in petting zoos and gained popularity as pets. Though they were intended to be market animals they have become noted as dual purpose animals raised on small acreages for both milk and meat. 
Pygmies are gregarious, friendly and easy to maintain which makes them ideal for people who are looking for pets or a hobby.  They make great 4-H and FFA projects because they do not require special equipment to raise and show. 
In addition to enjoying them in your backyard, there are shows throughout the country were youth, breeders and owners showcase their animals.  Similar to dog shows, pygmies are shown on a leash and judged on conformation according to the breed standard.  Classes are broken down by sex and age and then winners in those classes compete for division winner and the Grand Champion of the show.

We have been raising and showing pygmy goats for 30 years and have become more passionate about them each year.  We like to share information with other goat folk and refine our herd management as we learn new information. We like to teach newcomers about the joys of goat owning and caring for their new pets.  We truly believe that in many cases goats make better pets for a child than a dog or cat and that a child can grow many ways by caring for them. Showing pygmy goats is a great family project that every member can participate in, without a big investment in equipment.  Goat shows are a great social event for us, we enjoy visiting with other exhibitors and evaluating the animals with each other.  We start getting anxious and go through "goat show withdrawals" in the summer because there are no shows in our area due to the heat.  And we would enjoy it the same if we never brought home a ribbon! We have only one herd of goats that is well conditioned and does not carry any excess weight, so there is no difference between show does and brood does.  We also have very few kidding problems because our does are fit and structurally correct. We have been combining admired features from several lines to produce animals that are structurally correct, smooth and well muscled, with style and femininity.  Nothing is more fun than showing a doe with that "look at me"  attitude. When we sell an animal we can attest that it has no disqualifying faults, we can provide you with pictures of related animals and evidence of their show records, but we cannot guarantee the show ring performance of any animal.  Once the animal leaves our farm, herd management and environment control its development.