Nigora Goats are medium-sized (19in
to 29in tall) milk and fiber goats. Nigora Goats are generally calm, amiable, and
laid back. Due to their good nature and size Nigora Goats are sold as pets, and
well as milk and fiber animals.
Nigora Goats originated in the
United States in the early 1990s. Early Nigoras contained a mixture of Nigerian
Dwarf, white and colored Angora goat bloodlines, as well as some small grade
fiber goat breeding; today's Nigoras may also contain the bloodlines of
registered Swiss type Mini Dairy breeds.
The conformation, character and
style of the modern Nigora should be that of a healthy, proportionate animal:
It should exhibit a rectangular build, refinement, bone structure, substance
and angularity typical of a well formed miniature dairy goat, while also
producing three distinct types of fleece. The fleece varies between mohair
fiber and cashmere wool in character, with cashgora fiber being a blend of
characteristics between the first two types.
Nigora Goats are produced, and
promoted, as particularly suited for the micro-eco farming niche, Urban goat
keeping, small homesteading, personal family use, and as pets. Their friendly
dispositions, smaller size, and general ease of care also makes the Nigora
suitable for children and prospective senior or special needs goat owners.