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Breeds of Livestock - West African Dwarf Goats

Breeds of Livestock - West African Dwarf Goats

West African Dwarf

Also Known By: African Dwarf, Djallonke, Dwarf West African, Forest goat, Fouta Djallon, Grassland Dwarf, Chevre naine de Savanes, Guinean, Guinean Dwarf, Pygmy, Tibetana, Cameroon Dwarf, Chevre de Casamance, Diougry, Chevre naine de l'est, Kosi, Nigerian Dwarf

A numerous breed found on the coast of west and central Africa. Found in all colors the West African Dwarf is trypanotolerant. The African Pygmy and Nigerian Dwarf in the United States, the Dutch Dwarf and the Pygmy breed in Great Britain all originated from the West African Dwarf.


Mason, I.L. 1996. A World Dictionary of Livestock Breeds, Types and Varieties. Fourth Edition. C.A.B International. 273 pp.

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