Why Mini Nubians?
Everyone loves the floppy ears of the Nubian, but Standard Nubians get SOOOOO big!
The MiniNubians are smaller than the Nubian but larger than the Nigerian Dwarf. MiniNubian bucks are around 22-30 inches
at the withers. Mini Nubian does range in height from 20-28 inches. Most of my does are about 24-25 inches with some as small
as 21 ½. Their smaller size makes them a lot easier to handle than their larger relatives, so hoof trimming, clipping, showing
and milking become much easier. They are just the right size for young, elderly or handicapped persons. The MiniNubian is
bred to look like the Nubian with those adorable floppy ears and roman noses, but to stay small.
Another advantage of the MiniNubian (especially for those who have small acreage) is that the Mini Nubian can produce
2/3rds the amount of milk as a Nubian on about half the feed. Talk about efficient! The Mini Nubian makes the perfect home
milker as they give 1 quart (2 lbs) to 1 1/4 gallons (10 lbs) of rich milk daily. The average milk per day for a mature MiniNubian
doe is about 4-6 pounds. The Mini Nubian also has a wonderful personality. They are very friendly, love attention and are
very good with children.
What is a MiniNubian?
The MiniNubian is a cross between a Nigerian Dwarf and a Nubian. The goal in breeding Mini Nubians is to produce a mid-size
dairy goat with good conformation, high milk production, and the pendulous ears and roman nose of the Nubian. The first generation
of MiniNubians are usually created by breeding a Nigerian Dwarf buck to a Nubian doe. When you breed a first generation to
another 1st generation Mini, the kids are second generation. When two second generations are bred, their kids are third generation
and so on. Many first and second generation Mini Nubians have airplane ears. MiniNubians can be any color or combination of
colors. See the photos to the right and below for some examples of different colors and generations.