DAIRY KIKO GOATS / DIKO GOATS
The Diko goat needs less deworming, less hoof trimming, has less disease and has less kidding problems, in other words, less maintenance, heartache and less work. In addition, Diko goats are extremely hardy and have a high feed conversion rate, requiring little in the way of supplementary feeding
Diko goats are becoming well known as wonderful moms, who most often kid twins and can maintain triplets without human intervention. The kids are vigorous and "hit the ground running". They grow rapidly, have sound feet, are parasite-resistant, need minimal maintenance input and reach sexual maturity early.
MILK / MEAT
Diko goats are extremely hardy and have a high feed conversion rate (the ability to convert feed efficiently to milk and meat); they produce more milk on the same amount of feed when compared to pure diary breeds.
The Diko goat is the result of a hydbridization between an American Kiko and a Dairy Goat and is registered with the International Goat, Sheep, Camelid Registry. The infusion of Kiko blood into Dairy Goat breeds imporves the hardiness and mothering instinct of dairy breeds while maintaining the milking capabilities. The original Kiko goat was developed in New Zealand from feral goats that were crossed with Nubian, Toggenburg and Saanen bucks. The New Zealand Kiko was further crossed with Spanish and Nubian goats to produce the American Kiko, an extremely hardy goat that spends its entire life out on the land.
We breed Kiko/Nubian/Nigerian hybrids that produce a high milk fat, high volume, milk and are hardy too!