We are also your source for Nigerian Dwarf Goats and heritage breed Euskal Oiloas chickens.
The Nigerian Dwarf is a miniature dairy goat originating from West Africa and developed in the United States. The balanced proportions of the Nigerian Dwarf give it an appearance similar to the larger, Swiss breeds of dairy goats. Shorter height is the primary breed characteristic of the Nigerian Dwarf, with does measuring no more than 22 1/2” at the withers and bucks measuring no more than 23 1/2" at the withers.
They are known for their high quality milk, often with exceptionally high butterfat content. Nigerian Dwarves are gregarious, friendly, hardy animals that thrive in almost any climate.The medium length ears are erect and alert. The face is either straight or slightly dished. The coat is of medium length, and straight. The Nigerian Dwarf is the only dairy breed known to occasionally have blue eyes. Both brown & blue eyed animals are encountered with no preference being given to either eye color. Any pattern, color, or combination of colors is acceptable.
Mature Nigerian Dwarf does should be no more than 22 1/2” tall at the withers. Mature Nigerian Dwarf bucks should be no more than 23 1/2" tall at the withers.
The Nigerian Dwarf is a miniature breed of dairy goat originating in West Africa and developed in the United States. The balanced proportions of the Nigerian Dwarf give it the appearance of the larger breeds of dairy goats, but does stand no more than 22.5″ (57 cm) and bucks no more than 23.5″ (60 cm). Any color or combination of colors is acceptable. The medium length ears are erect and alert. The face is either straight or dished, and the hair is short and fine.
Euskal Oiloa - Spanish Basque Chickens
Our chickens are Euskal Oiloa (pronounced OOh skahl oy lo ah) or fondly nicknamed "Euskies" or "EOs".The breed was not introduced into the United States until 2011.
These Basque chickens are an extremely rare, heritage breed from Spain. They are a hearty, healthy, dual-purpose breed chicken.
There are five varieties of the Euskal Oiloa, all differing in color and looks. The Beltza, Gorria, Zilarra, Marraduna and a naked neck variety called Leposoila, which is another version of the Gorria. The barring gene of the Marraduna is only found on the Cantabrian coast of Spain.
We exclusively raise the barred Marranduna and black-tailed Zilarra strains. These are unique and beautiful birds, but also very useful. They provide superior eggs, they eat insects from your garden, aerate and fertilize the soil, and are freindly and interesting pets. They are a light cream to buff and rust-buff hens and light cream to buff and rust-buff, gray to black barred feathering in the roos.
The hens exhibit excellent egg-laying attributes. Hens and Roos are extraordinary foragers, surpassing most breeds with their free-ranging skills. They are friendly, fearless, assertive, curious, and intelligent birds, making them ideal for the backyard or barnyard and for self-sufficiency.
The chicks are solid yellow. The chicks are easily sexed as they develop, and are fully feathered and ready for the starter coop at 8 weeks old.
The hens lay extra-large light brown eggs at about 4 months of age, producing from 180-220 annually. The hens rarely go broody and tolerate heat and cool weather well. They are a great free ranging and foraging breed. They can move quickly and the roosters make polite and attentive guards for hens. They do equally well in a smaller coop, though they are friendly and smart and prefer to be near you.
Farm fresh eggs by the dozen, fertilized eggs for incubation, hatchling chicks, and hand-raised Roos available.
Understanding NPIP Certification
*We strictly adhere to a policy that none of our animals are to be sold for food purposes. Laying Hens and Milking Goats are the only exception in that the milk and eggs may be consumed while the animal remains a pet. Thank you.