My, you have short legs!

@JudyEv (119003)
Bunbury, Australia
October 24, 2017 7:16am CST
My nephew raises pedigree Saanen goats and judges at some of our national shows. He has recently gone into miniature goats and I’ve added a photo of two of his foundation stock. Aren’t they just the cutest things? They look like ‘real’ goats but with very short legs. He tells me there are three ‘types’ of tiny goats: pygmy, Nigerian dwarf and miniature. I’m not sure of the differences between them but whatever the ones shown are, I think they look pretty cute. We saw quite a few on our travels thorugh France but again I don’t know the differences between the types. When I find out, I’ll do another discussion with some cute photos of tiny goats.
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@JohnRoberts (52337)
• Los Angeles, California
24 Oct
They are saying don't call us Stubby.
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@JudyEv (119003)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Oct
Or Shorty!
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@Jackalyn (6620)
• Oxford, England
24 Oct
Those goats are really sweet. I lived with one called Borage for a time and it was not sweet at all.
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@JudyEv (119003)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Oct
I had a pet goat and she was a great companion.
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@Jackalyn (6620)
• Oxford, England
24 Oct
@JudyEv the one we had just stayed the washing and ran after us and scared us stupid.
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@JudyEv (119003)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Oct
@Jackalyn She probably just wanted some company.
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@Platespinner (16530)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
24 Oct
They're not short, they're merely under-tall.
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@JudyEv (119003)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Oct
I think 'vertically challenged' might be the terminology you're looking for!
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@amadeo (61859)
• United States
24 Oct
they look so weird there with short legs.But interesting
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@JudyEv (119003)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Oct
They're pretty cute, don't you think?
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@teamfreak16 (40528)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
27 Oct
Those are some short, fat goats!
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@JudyEv (119003)
• Bunbury, Australia
28 Oct
Aren't they gorgeous? And the little kids are even cuter. if that's possible.
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@Marty1 (31934)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
24 Oct
i love them! i wish i had one to eat my grass so i wouldn't have to pay a man to cut my grass!
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@JudyEv (119003)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Oct
They are certainly good at eating the grass.
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@Marty1 (31934)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
25 Oct
@JudyEv wonder if my sister would approve of me getting a couple? do you have any goats on your ranch?
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@JudyEv (119003)
• Bunbury, Australia
26 Oct
@Marty1 No and we don't even have Hercules any more either. I miss having pets but it is easier without them if you are away a lot.
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@xFiacre (4281)
• Ireland
24 Oct
@judyev I try not be covetous and usually succeed, but I do envy people who have goats. Goats are the best. I have no-one to look after my imaginary flock when I go on holiday.
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@JudyEv (119003)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Oct
I agree that goats are the best. Maybe I could mind your flock next time.
@xFiacre (4281)
• Ireland
24 Oct
@JudyEv I'll Maybe take you up on that.
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@JudyEv (119003)
• Bunbury, Australia
25 Oct
@xFiacre I'll need a couple weeks' notice.
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• Preston, England
24 Oct
they do look pretty neat
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@JudyEv (119003)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Oct
Despite the short legs they look very sturdy don't they?
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• Preston, England
25 Oct
@JudyEv they are till perfectly proportioned goats
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@JudyEv (119003)
• Bunbury, Australia
26 Oct
@arthurchappell Apart from the legs.
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@just4him (110245)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
24 Oct
They are just darling. The way they are looking at you, it is like they are posing for the camera.
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@JudyEv (119003)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Oct
I was lucky that they were both looking at once.
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@just4him (110245)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
27 Oct
@JudyEv They're very photogenic.
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@JustBhem (31733)
• Davao, Philippines
24 Oct
Yeah, here we call them bantam or short legged animals.
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@JudyEv (119003)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Oct
Bantams are cute too aren't they? Normally it's the small chicken breeds that we call bantams.
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@JustBhem (31733)
• Davao, Philippines
25 Oct
@JudyEv Yeah, we call it for some animals too.
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@lady1993 (16391)
• Philippines
1 Nov
they are very round i wanna carry one but they look heavy though
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@JudyEv (119003)
• Bunbury, Australia
1 Nov
They do look sturdy don't they? And they are very fast despite their short legs.
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@dgobucks226 (10832)
31 Oct
What struck me about the photo is how dignified the goats look. It is like they know they are posing for a picture and trying to show their best side
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@JudyEv (119003)
• Bunbury, Australia
1 Nov
They certainly don't seem to realise how ridiculous they look
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@KrauseHome (34994)
• United States
30 Oct
These are Cute... Not sure if I have even seen any up close.
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@JudyEv (119003)
• Bunbury, Australia
30 Oct
Aren't they gorgeous? I could easily have one or two of these.
@kepweng (11442)
27 Oct
they cute goats but have you Tried to eat a goat before or until now??
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@JudyEv (119003)
• Bunbury, Australia
27 Oct
I have eaten goat from time to time. It's about the same taste as lamb in my opinion.
@YrNemo (11188)
25 Oct
My first thought was: cute miniature cows with goat heads and cat's curiosity!
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@JudyEv (119003)
• Bunbury, Australia
25 Oct
You're not far wrong. They are certainly curious,
@marlina (71306)
• Canada
25 Oct
I think those goats are pretty cute.
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@JudyEv (119003)
• Bunbury, Australia
26 Oct
I thought they were too. And you should see the babies! Unfortunately I didn't get a photo of the kids.
@BelleStarr (37119)
• Portland, Connecticut
24 Oct
OMG those are just the cutest goats I have ever seen, those short legs are adorable lol They make me smile.
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@JudyEv (119003)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Oct
They look lovely don't they? Like Shetland ponies but cut off at the knees.
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• Philippines
24 Oct
I bet they still ram people even with that short legs of theirs
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@JudyEv (119003)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Oct
They are very fast, even with their short legs.
@Corbin5 (100210)
• United States
24 Oct
They are quite noble-looking goats, even with the very short legs.
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@JudyEv (119003)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Oct
There is nothing 'fragile' about them, is there? They are lovely and sturdy.
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@Kandae11 (35240)
24 Oct
Yes they do look cute - I wonder how they got them that way.
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@JudyEv (119003)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Oct
I guess in the beginning it was evolution - scarity of food and water would have kept them small. Specialised breeding comes later (line-breeding, in-breeding) but that can cause weaknesses if care is not taken.