White Mountains Ranch Nubian Goats
The Nubian (or Anglo-Nubian) is a breed of domestic goat. The Nubian is thought to be one of the oldest goat breeds. This distinctive, floppy-eared breed acquired its name from the Nubian desert region in North Africa, but in fact present-day Nubians originated in Britain when breeders crossed English goats with exotic goats from Africa, India, and the Middle East to create a hardy, dual purpose (milk and meat) goat. These cross-bred animals became known as Anglo-Nubians starting in 1893, and they were recognized as a breed in 1896. Imported into the United States during the early 1900s, the Nubian has since become the most popular of the goat breeds in the United States.
The current breeding trends, over the last 20 years or so, has taken the Nubian away from it's dual purpose origins, and bred it to be a leaner, lighter, more "dairy" animal.
Here at White Mountains Ranch we prefer the larger, thicker, stockier, original dual purpose Nubian, but with a keen eye towards current conformation. We breed for level top-lines and rumps, well angulated rear legs, correct front-end assemblies, and "high and tight", yet productive, udders. As a dual-purpose animal we focus our breeding program on "easy keeping" animals with good milk production, ease of milking, and good growth rates.
Here at White Mountains Ranch we love our goats and hope you do too, spend some time looking around and please don't hesitate to contact us here if you have any questions!
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2016 Breeding Schedule
2015 Show Schedule
Goats For Sale
Reference Caprines~ Bucks
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