Kinder Goat

Capra hircus

Habitat and Distribution: Kinder goats are completely domesticated and widespread in North America. This breed originated in 1986 in Snohomish, Washington as a cross between Nubian goats and pygmy goats.

Size: 20-28 inches tall at shoulders; 115-170 pounds

Diet: Grass, shrubs, alfalfa, or other high-quality forage

Predators: Because they are domesticated, they have few natural predators. They are bred for milk and meat.

Lifespan: 10-15 years

Reproduction: Kinder goats are aseasonal breeders meaning they can breed continually throughout the year. They are also known for multiple births. Some research suggests that if they are bred from January-July, twins will result, and if bred from August-December there is a higher likelihood of triplets, quadruplets and even as many as seven offspring.

Behavior: These social and intelligent animals can learn a variety of tasks including carrying packs or pulling small wagons.

Conservation

IUCN Status: Not Evaluated

Kinder goats are domesticated and widespread in North America.

Did You Know?

  • Kinders are known for their high milk production, with high butterfat content, as well as a high meat yield.