My little Nigerian Dwarf buckling is just about to that age that he needs to be moved into his own pen and I want to get him a companion. I've been looking at adding another buckling to the herd so he will have a friend and I'll have another breeder, but it dawned on me that I could possibly get him a whethered lamb to be friends with (I only have 5 does/lings, so don't really need another breeder). I've had my eye on the Old English Babydoll sheep for a while now, and they would be a great size for each other.
I'm trying to brainstorm what would be bad about the situation, but I'd thought someone here might have actual experience with the combination. I'm thinking about the mineral supplement for the goat might be toxic to the sheep, and maybe parasites would be an issue... But other than that, I can't think of anything. Any thoughts??
Thanks in advance!