About the Breed
As one of the only true dual purpose goats bred to excel in both milk and meat production,
the Kinder goat is ideal for the hobbiest, homesteader and goat enthusiast. The Kinder
goats' medium size (averaging 100-125 pounds) makes them easy to handle, a safe choice
for families and lone handlers, and their friendly personalities make them a joy to be around.
Kinders make a large a mount of milk for their size, and their milk tends to be sweeter and
higher in butter fat than most other breeds. This makes it ideal for cheese-making and
soaping as well as drinking. Reaching 70% of their full weight before they reach a year,
with a dress out percentage of around 60%, they are also a wonderful option for those
interested in raising goats for meat. They are very efficient in their feed conversion rate,
and their milk and meat have both been rated as best tasting in competitions. Hardy and
thrifty, these goats truly are the perfect breed!
Look in the breed history to read our ‘in the beginning’ story, and view some photos of the
early Kinders. The Kinder Breed Standard outlines what is expected in the ‘ideal’ Kinder, as
far as conformation is concerned. Starting Your Herd is a basic primer that explains
beginning a Kinder herd from scratch – from the ‘starter kit’ (Registered Nubian/Registered
Pygmy Goat) through the early selection process that will set the traits that you want to
promote in your herd.
Who We Are
The Kinder Goat Breeders Association, also known as KGBA, is a non-profit organization
consisting of individuals across the country and internationally, who are dedicated to the
promotion of the Kinder® Goat. We invite you to join us and learn about the hardy,
productive and economical Kinder Goat. Please tour the site, visit our blog and feel free to
email us with any questions you might have. We are here to support you.