About the Breed
'Australian Miniature Goats are small in stature, big in personality'
Australian Miniature Goats have been around for over 20 years and gained their popularity through dedicated breeders promotion and their responsive and irresistable personalities.
Their conformation is similar to that of the larger breeds, with all parts of the body in balanced proportion and relative to their size.
Each animal has it's own unique characteristics which differentiates them from each other. Ears, coat, colour and facial features are individual and animals may differ in length of leg, size and body shape. All coat types, colour combinations and all eye colours are accepted.
With the assistance of reputable breeders, MGA Breed Standards have been revised and endorsed by respected Australian Panel Judge, Mr Murray Grills. MGA believe the standards are simple and easy to follow and will assist in the continued promotion and consistent breeding of a quality, hardy little goat.
Promoted predominantly as pets and kept in smaller acreage areas than “commercial” goats, it is highly preferred that animals do not have horns. Small children and the elderly find these relaxed, cute and intelligent little animals a pleasure to handle and husbandry skills are easily learned.
MGA discourages Bucks (Entire Males) being sold as pets.
Goats are not grazers, instead they prefer to browse on blackberry bushes, young gorse, a variety of thistles, trees and weeds, they will eat grass but are not grazers like sheep and cows. Miniature goat breeders and owners being hands on with their animals feed chaff, small amounts of grain and hay with mineral licks and supplement vitamins.
Miniature goats are herd animals so will be lonely on their own. Whilst they also seek out human interaction and love a scratch, brush, hug or walk they do best with another of their own kind.
Goats excrete small berries that can be used as a natural slow release fertiliser, some can be milked giving up to a litre a day. Mini goats are very dog-like and can be taught manners and tricks and become part of the family.
They are a fun, friendly delightful little animal for the whole family to enjoy.