The Kinder goat’s combination of compact size, excellent feed conversion, and high production of quality milk with a base production of 1,500 pounds of milk in 305 days or less makes them a great homestead goat. A high protein and butterfat content and mild flavor makes wonderful milk products including yogurt and cheese. Kinder bucks make good meat animals growing quickly with natural management. Does are capable of a long lactation period of one to three years and can produce well on pasture or in dry-lotted hay fed conditions. They are known for being exceptionally hardy, curious, and friendly.
The Kinder is classified as a medium-sized goat, with does standing 20 to 26 inches at the withers, and bucks no more than 28 inches at the withers having a compact but well-proportioned shape with good muscling and sturdy bone structure. The Kinder’s short coat has a fine texture and, like the Nubian, can flaunt any color or markings. Long, wide ears that rest below the horizontal frame a straight or dished face, and their large, wide-set eyes give them an alert air. These goats have friendly, sociable personalities that make them a joy to work with and milk.
Kinder goats adapt well to both hot and cold climates, and their small size makes them easier to manage and house than the big goats although they still require sturdy, escape-proof fencing and predator protection. The prolific, motherly does seldom have problems kidding. For these reasons and many more we have chosen this breed.