Nigerian Dwarf goats are perfect for urban homesteads for several reasons:
2) their milk. They produce the highest butterfat content (6-10%) of any dairy animal. Their milk is delicious to drink; great for yogurt, ice cream and cheese; great for baking cakes, mac & cheese, quiche, anything with milk as an ingredient; and very moisturizing for soaps and lotion. Depending on your milk consumption, the amount is just right!
3) their manure. What's not to appreciate about berries that decompose quickly, go straight on the garden or make great compost. The amount is sufficient for an urban garden, but not so much you have to haul it off.
4) their dispositions. They have docile, outgoing personalities and make great pets.
5) their brush-clearing skills. Although dairy goats are not often used to clear brush, urban goats who can do double duty are a plus. Mine help clear leaves off the grass in the fall and like Kudzu and poison ivy which invade my yard in the summer. Goats are actually picky eaters and don't like garden scraps. They have turned their noses up at tomatoes, carrots, celery and other morsels I threw over the fence. Not once have they nibbled on plants in my garden.
PS - still waiting on those babies...