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This pygmy breed is domesticated for its meat and skin. Its milk production however is only sufficient to rear its own lambs. Colours vary from black, white, brown and grey (mostly mottled). It reaches a height at the withers of 40 – 50 cm and can weigh as much as 30 kg.


ClassificationOrder: even-toed ungulates; family: bovids
OriginThese domestic animals from Africa can be kept both in temperate and tropical zones.
ReproductionGestation period: 150 days, 1-3 offspring
DietGrasses, herbs and young shoots