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Find Your New Companion at Cohop Homestead

Welcome to Cohop Homestead! Our small family specializes in breeding and raising a variety of animals. We take great pride in the quality of our animals and are committed to producing healthy, well-socialized animals for sale.

Our breeding animals are carefully selected for their health, temperament, and productivity. We work closely with each animal, providing them with the best possible care, nutrition, and living conditions. Our breeding program emphasizes strong genetics and a focus on breed standards to ensure that our animals are of the highest quality.

We have a diverse selection of animals available for sale year-round. However, the specific availability of our animals is subject to change based on the season and the requirements of our breeding programs. We are committed to providing you with the highest quality animals and strive to maintain healthy breeding populations while also offering a variety of breeds and species.  Each animal is raised with care and attention, ensuring that they are well-socialized and ready to thrive in their new homes. We take great care in matching our animals with loving and responsible owners who share our commitment to ethical and humane animal husbandry practices.

Thank you for considering Cohop Homestead for your animal needs. We are proud of our animals and are committed to providing you with the best possible experience. Please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions or inquiries about our breeding animals and available animals.

Please note, Cohop Homestead is based in Washington state, and while we'd love to share our furry friends far and wide, long-distance transport may not always be feasible on our end. We encourage all potential adopters to consider transportation logistics when looking into our available animals. If you have any queries about this, please don't hesitate to reach out. We are always here to assist you and ensure the best for our beloved animals!

Foundation Stock

Introducing the cornerstone of our breeding programs - our breeding stock. These animals have been carefully selected for their specific genetic traits, health, temperament, and other desirable traits that make them ideal for breeding. Our breeding stock is the foundation on which we build our program and is the key to producing healthy, high-quality young animals for sale. We take great pride in our breeding stock and are committed to providing them with the best possible care and living conditions. 

Nigora Goats

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Stolas

Abba

Meet Stolas, our distinguished F1 Nigora buck and a cornerstone of our foundation stock at Cohop Homestead.

Born on 4/15/2023, Stolas is now recognized as a proven stud with a fleece that perfectly balances type B characteristics with hints of type A. It is fairly easy to shear and work with while still being soft, yet durable. 

Stolas possesses a remarkably laid-back personality, making him an exemplary figure in our breeding program. His ability to get along with anyone is not an understatement. We truly value his temperament and hope to pass it to future kids. 

Introducing Abba, a captivating F1 Nigora doe and a key member of our foundation stock at Cohop Homestead. 

 

Born on 3/19/22, Abba impresses with her striking blue eyes and her soft, medium-length type B fleece, which is easy to shear and very soft to the touch.

Now an excellent first-time mom, Abba has recently welcomed triplets and provides ample milk with some to spare, showcasing her natural ability as a nurturing mother. As her kids approach weaning age, we are preparing to commence her first milking sessions, eager to document the quality and quantity of her milk.

We hope that Abba passes her mothering instincts, abundant milk production, and regal demeanor to her kids, further enriching the genetic pool of our cherished Nigora goat family. Her role in our breeding program continues to grow, promising to enhance and sustain the lineage of our Nigora goats at Cohop Homestead.

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Looking for perfect Doe

We are still searching for a perfect f2 or higher generation Nigora doe to add to our foundation stock. If you have one that would be a perfect fit, please let us know!

Learn about our breeds

Why did we go with Nigora goats?

We decided to add the Nigora goat to our homestead because they are known to be a good dual-purpose breed, excelling in both dairy and fiber production. Their miniature stature, standing between 19 and 29 inches tall, seemed like a perfect fit for us, especially given our limited space for livestock. Now that we have them, we can confirm that their smaller size does indeed make handling them a breeze.

We've heard that when it comes to dairy production, Nigoras are expected to produce about the same amount of milk as a Nigerian Dwarf goat. The milk is said to be creamy and quite tasty, and breeders are reportedly continually working to improve the Nigora's milking capacity by incorporating stronger milking lines. We're eagerly awaiting our first milking season with them and will be sure to report back on our experience.

One of the unique aspects of Nigora goats is their fiber production. They can yield three different types of fleece: Type A, which is akin to the mohair of the Angora goat; Type B, a fluffy and soft fleece with a medium staple; and Type C, which resembles a cashmere coat, being shorter and incredibly soft. At the moment, we can attest to the quality of the Type B fleece our Nigora goats produce. We've also heard that some Nigoras can yield combination types, such as A/B or B/C.

Caring for our Nigora goats is quite similar to caring for any other goat breed, with the exception of shearing. Depending on the type of fiber and the climate, we've found that shearing for type B only needs to be done once a year. Some fiber types can also be brushed out, typically in the spring when they begin to molt their winter coats.

There's been some debate among breeders about whether or not to disbud Nigora goats. While some prefer to leave the horns intact, others choose to disbud. We personally prefer not to disbud our goats. We appreciate that the American Nigora Goat Breeders Association (ANGBA) standards allow for horned, polled, and disbudded goats.

In conclusion, we can confirm that Nigora goats, with their small size, dual-purpose nature, sweet temperament, and unique fiber production, have been a wonderful addition to our homestead. They are wonderful to work with and easy to manage. Whether you're a small or large-scale farmer, homesteader, fiber artist, or dairy goat enthusiast, we believe you'd find them as delightful as we do.

Coming soon: Jumbo Coturnix Quail

Available Animals

Welcome to the bustling barnyard of Cohop Homestead! We're a small family operation dedicated to raising a diverse array of animals. With a focus on health, temperament, and breed standards, our commitment to ethical and humane husbandry practices ensures we raise loving, well-socialized animals ready to thrive in their new homes.

Every month, we update our roster of available animals for sale. Our offerings shift with the seasons and the needs of our breeding programs, ensuring a variety of high-quality breeds and species. Don't worry if you don't see any available individuals of one of our listed breeds! We welcome you to join our waitlist. This means you'll be among the first to know when new animals become available, giving you the opportunity to select from our most recent additions.

Whether you're looking for a loving companion or a new addition to your homestead, we're here to guide you every step of the way. We take pride in pairing our animals with responsible owners who share our dedication to sustainable and caring animal practices.

Explore our listings, join our waitlist, and become part of the Cohop Homestead family. Thank you for considering us for your animal needs!

Available Nigora goats

Current as of 4/11/2024

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F2 Buck

 Adorable F2 Nigora buckling, born 4/5/2024 at Cohop Homestead! The son of our beloved Abba and Stolas, he’s set to inherit his parents' outstanding fleece qualities and affable natures. With the promise of type A or B fleece, he's the perfect addition for fleece enthusiasts and homesteaders alike.

Curious and full of life, this little fellow is already showcasing the inquisitive spirit that makes Nigoras so beloved. Available now, he's ready to bring his adventurous spirit and exceptional genetics to your homestead. Don’t miss out on adding this promising young buck to your herd!

F2 Doe

Meet the newest gem at Cohop Homestead: a spirited F2 Nigora doe born 4/5/2024, daughter of Abba and Stolas. Radiating cuteness with her bright blue eyes and bouncy curls, she’s a vocal little one, always eager to express her zest for life.

This doe is a burst of energy, bound to infuse joy and vivacity into any herd. She’s perfect for those who appreciate the lively spirit and charming vocals that Nigoras are known for. Don’t wait to make this adorable, bouncy bundle part of your Nigora family!

Contact us to reserve one of these individuals or to learn more! Or fill out the form to join our waitlist for future animals.

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