The Kinder goat breed is a fairly new breed. It is a Nubian and Pygmy cross that originated in Washington state on Zederkamm Farm in 1985. It is a dual purpose goat, good for milk and meat. Read the story of how it originated here.
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The milk has an extremely high butterfat percentage at 7.5%! Many say it is the best tasting milk they have ever tried, having a sweet taste.
The Kinder has meat qualities too, as they can easily meet, if not top the Boer goats dress out percentage. They are more feed efficient too.
One of the best things about the breed is the fact that Kinders can give birth to super multiples,
commonly twins and triplets, but it's not rare for there to be sextuplets.
These little goats are also docile and friendly, making perfect pets.
Among all the pros there is one con, which is awareness. People
simply don't know about this ideal breed.
We are hoping to change that, well around here anyway. Our family is endeavoring to make the Kinder breed more familiar in the agricultural community that we live in and hopefully and ultimately the state of Oklahoma.
Thanks for taking the time to read.
More to come in the near future!