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About MiniNubians

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 . 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.

Green Gables EHJ Storm Chaser
A 4th gen Mini Nubian doeling
A 4th gen MiniNubian doeling

Echo Hill's Molly O'Malley
A 3rd gen. MiniNubian
A 3rd gen. MiniNubian dry yearling

Green Gables CowKid (75% Nigerian 25% Nubian)
A 1st gen. MiniNubian - 75% Nigerian 25% Nubian
A 1st gen. MiniNubian with an awesome udder

Green Gables USG Trillium
buckskin Mini Nubian doeling
A 3rd gen buckskin MiniNubian doeling

Here are some pictures of Mini Nubian udders:

Green Gables CB Ivory
A first freshening 3rd gen Mini Nubian
A first freshening Mini Nubian (3rd gen)

Misty - 2nd gen Mini Nubian
2nd gen Mini Nubian -  a true mini milker
6 lbs of milk in a true 'Mini Milker"

3rd gen Mini Nubian
Mini milk goat
FMCH Hidden Creek's Diamond *P

Green Gables CowKid - 1st gen MiniNubian
CowKid - 1st gen MiniNubian - a super mini milker
Nearly 6#'s of milk in her udder - she is only 21 1/2 inches tall!!!

Carey's White Cloud
1st gen Mini Nubian dairy goat
1st gen MiniNubian - 8 lbs of milk

Country Dreams Rosebud
2nd gen Mini Nubian doe
2nd gen MiniNubian doe

Here are a few pictures of Mini Nubians that have the breed character that we are trying to get in the MiniNubian breed:

Nutmeg - 2nd gen MiniNubian
2nd gen Mini Nubian
A doe with near perfect breed character

Green Gables EHJ Lyn
A 4th gen Mini Nubian doeling
A 4th gen Mini Nubian doeling with beautiful breed character

Echo Hill's Shining Star
A 4th gen Mini Nubian buck
A 4th gen Mini Nubian buck with perfect breed character

Green Gables EHJ Nutmeg
A 2nd gen Mini Nubian dairy goat
A 2nd gen Mini Nubian with near perfect breed character

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