Pygmy goats were the first inhabitants of the Cameroon Valley of West Africa. The 1950s was when these animals were introduced to the United States. Pygmy goats are mostly raised as pets, rather than being kept for milk and meat. They produce large amounts of milk for their size and food consumption. Unlike other domestic goats, pygmy goats indulge in continuous breeding throughout the year. Female pygmy goats weigh about 35 to 50 lbs, and males about 40 to 60 lbs.