About Mini-Nubian GoatsAbout 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.

Mini-Nubian Goats Associations

International Dairy Goat Registry - International Fiber Breed Registry - www.idgr-ifbr.com

Miniature Dairy Goat Association Miniature Dairy Goat Association - www.miniaturedairygoats.net