Tiny pygmy goats prove a big attraction… and they’re only as tall as an old boot

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These cute kids are bleating off all the competition – despite being little taller than a BOOT.

The first two kid brothers were born last month at The Olde House farm near Wadebridge, Cornwall, and they welcomed a cousin a week later.

Shaun Hawkey, whose family have run the farm for four decades, said: “We’re looking for some inventive and original names for the three boys and we can’t wait to hear some of the suggestions.

The baby pygmy goats which have been born at The Olde House near Wadebridge, Cornwall
The baby pygmy goats which have been born at The Olde House near Wadebridge, Cornwall

 

“These are the first kids for both of the mothers and they’re getting on really well”.

Fully grown at around 55 centimetres tall, pygmy goats are a miniature breed of domestic goat that originated in the Cameroon Valley of West Africa.

They were imported into European zoos in the 1950s and have gained popularity as pets and exhibition animals.

The baby pygmy goats sit next to boot
The baby pygmy goats sit next to boot

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