The Nubian (or Anglo-Nubian) is a breed of domestic goat. It was developed in Great Britain of native milking stock and goats from the Middle East and North Africa. Its distinguishing characteristics include large, pendulous ears and a "Roman" nose. Due to their Middle-Eastern heritage, Nubians can live in very hot climates and have a longer breeding season than other dairy goats. Considered a dairy breed, Nubians are known for the high butterfat content of their milk, which is ideal for cheese making.
Nubians are large, with does weighing at least 135 pounds and 175 pounds for bucks. The minimum height of the breed, measured at the withers, is 30 inches for does and 35 inches for bucks. Like most dairy goats, they are normally kept hornless by disbudding within approximately two weeks of birth. Nubians are remarkable in temperate zones of agriculture in being able to deal with temperatures as low as 0 °F (−18 °C) with open faced shelters. (Though we'd never ask OURS to do that).
They readily attach to their new human owners with simple neck scratching. Nubians love human interaction and will call for the owner. While being stereotyped as being vocal, they are relatively quiet when provided with food, water and shelter. Just like human infants if they are making noise, they are doing so to let their needs be known. Nubians are also sometimes classified as stubborn, but they are simply highly intelligent animals who know what they like and dislike. Once shown the correct way for being let out of their pen to be milked, a Nubian will walk (or run) all by itself to the stand, jump up, look at you, and wait to be milked.
We breed for, in order; temperament, milking ability and conformation.
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