Pygmy Goat Coloring

Pygmy goats come in a wide variety of colors but here are a few examples of the pygmy coloring.  These are breed colorings as described by the National Pygmy Goat Association.

Caramel Pattern

All caramel pygmy goats have light vertical stripes on the front side of darker stockings, which may be either black or brown. Muzzle, crown, eyes, and ears are distinctly accented in white and may be intermingled with hairs the same color as the body.

Caramel:
The caramel color pattern can range from white or caramel hairs that lie on top of white hair in the undercoat making the topcoat appear to be a shade of white/cream. Or white hairs mix with darker caramel hairs in the undercoat making the topcoat appear to be a dark tan.

Caramel Pattern

Caramel Pattern


Agouti Pattern

All agouti Pygmy Goats have solid stockings darker than the main body color (black stockings on gray and black agoutis, and brown stockings on brown agoutis). Muzzle, crown, eyes and ears are distinctly marked in white and may be intermingled with hairs the same color as the body.

Black Agouti:
All blacks have solid black stockings. They are solid black except for muzzle, crown, eyes, and ears distinctly accented in white. The tail may be accented in white.

 

 

 

Grey Agouti:
The grey agouti color pattern can range from black and white hairs intermingled with slightly more white hairs to give a light grey color, making the topcoat appear to be silver/pewter in shade to a darker grey appearance.

 

 

 

Brown Agouti:
The brown agouti color pattern can range from brown and white hairs to give a lighter grizzled brown color to mainly brown hairs with only occasional intermingled white hairs.

 

 

 

Random Colorings:
This is a variety of breed combinations resulting in unique color patterns in the Pygmys.