About Mini-Nubian Goats
Mini-Nubian Goats are a mid-sized goat and are a cross
between Nigerian and Nubian goats.They
are known for being a graceful, elegant goat that stand between 23-31 inches
tall and come in any color or pattern of short, fine, glossy hair. They are
know for their ease of milking; producing a high quantity and quality of milk
whose butterfat yield is similar to that of the standard Nubian.
Breeding programs put emphasis on a structurally correct
animal with well-attached udder that milks with ease. As this breed was
originally designed for small farms and homesteaders who milk by hand and
needed a smaller animal for handling and feeding purposes.
The Mini-Nubians have a unique nose that is never dished,
but straight to strongly convex (with the strongly convex being more
desirable). And distinctive, long, wide, and pendulous ears that when held
along the face reach the end of the nose.They should be held close to the head where they attach and then widen
and flare out and forward to a rounded tip, making the classic "bell"
shaped ear standard Nubians are so well known for.
No part of the Mini-Nubian should be coarse, but instead
dairy and refined (with masculinity for bucks); with soft supple skin and
udders, strong correct legs, wide flat boning throughout, sharp shoulder
blending into a long and graceful neck, and ample width and depth for kidding
and milking purposes.
Maximum height: Does 29 inches Bucks 31 inches.