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. Please tour the site, visit our blog and social media pages, and feel free to email us with any questions you might have. We are here to support you.
About the Breed
As the only true dual-purpose goat bred to excel in both milk and meat production, the Kinder goat is ideal for the hobbyist, homesteader, and goat enthusiast. The Kinders’ midsize stature makes them easy to handle and a safe choice for families and lone handlers. Their friendly, calm personalities make them a joy to be around.
Kinders produce a large volume of milk for their size, and their milk tends to be sweeter and higher in butterfat than most other breeds. This makes it perfect for cheese-making and soaping as well as drinking. Reaching 70% of their full weight before they reach a year old, with a dress-out percentage of around 60%, the ideal Kinder is also a wonderful option for those interested in raising goats for meat. Their feed conversion is very efficient, and their milk and meat have both been rated as best-tasting in competitions. Hardy and thrifty, these goats truly are the perfect breed!
Check out the “Kinder Breed History” tab to learn more and view some photos of the early Kinders in the “Notable Goats” section. “The Kinder Breed Standard” outlines what is expected in the ‘ideal’ Kinder, as far as conformation. “Starting Your Herd” is a basic primer that explains beginning a Kinder herd from scratch – from the ‘starter kit’ (Registered American or Purebred Nubian / Registered Pygmy Goat) – through the early decision-making processes that will select the traits you want to propagate in your herd.
- To promote and propagate the Kinder goat breed
- To establish and maintain a breed standard
- To establish and maintain a herdbook
- To establish and maintain a registration facility
- To establish and encourage regional club participation
- To coordinate communication and unite the efforts of the K.G.B.A.