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Goat breeds: Dwarf goat from West Africa

Goat breeds: Dwarf goat from West Africa

Origin and diffusion

Origin: Sierra Leone.

The West African dwarf goat is an indigenous breed that has adapted well to wet and sub-humid areas, for example in Sierra Leone where it plays a very important role, culturally and economically.
Today there are few who still breed this breed, available only in small quantities from small farmers.

Morphological and productive characteristics

The West African dwarf goat is small and rather thin, with an average height of 30-50 cm. Both males and females have horns, which curve outward and backward in the case of males. They have long necks but short legs and the color of the hair can vary from dark brown, the most common, to black, red and sometimes white.


West African dwarf goat


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