Mini Nubian Does/ Mini Oberhasli / Nubian Does



Mini nubian goats for sale in NM


About Mini-Nubian Goats

The miniature Nubian Dairy Goat is the result of a cross between a Nigerian Dwarf buck and a Nubian doe. The goats maintain the looks, high percentage butterfat content, and mild flavored milk of the Nubian in combination with the smaller size and the sweet milk of the Nigerian.  
In height, the Miniature Nubian falls between the standard Nubian and the Nigerian Dwarf. Mini-Nubian Goat does normally stand from 22-25 inches at the withers and weigh under 100 pounds. Bucks can be larger with a height up to 27 inches and weigh under 135 pounds.

As one of its most distinctive features, the Miniature Nubian maintains the long drooping ears of the Nubian. They also possess the Nubian's docile temperament, sweet disposition, and wonderful milk characteristics. Miniature Nubian Goats have an average milk production of 1525 pounds in 305 days; that is about 5 pounds or 2 quarts of milk daily. Although small, they are dairy goats with production capacity and teats long enough to get your hands on.

The Miniature Nubian is an experimental breed registered through the International Dairy Goat Registry (IDGR) and the Miniature Dairy Goat Association (MDGA).   A nicely conformed Miniature Nubian should have a long body, a wide escutcheon for good udder attachment, a wide rib cage for carrying kids, a straight top line, a slightly roman looking nose and long pendulous ears.

What's with that Generation stuff?

 A registered Nigerian Buck bred to a registered standard Doe is the foundation breeding (F) in the TMGR
Herd book.  F1 simply means that animal is one generation from foundation.  F2 is two generations from foundation, etc. 

 At Purebred status (F6), the F designation is dropped.  If both parent animals are Purebred, their progeny will be Purebred and registered as such.   

A registered Nigerian bred to a registered standard dairy breed produces a 1st Generation Mini (F1).   

An F1 bred to an F1 produces an F2, an F2 bred to an F2 produces an F3, etc. Breeding two animals who are the same generation (Fx) will produce the next highest generation (Fx+1).

 When breeding animals of different generations together, the resulting kids will always be one generation higher than the lowest generation parent.  For instance, an F2 bred to an F5 will produce F3 kids.









Mini Nubian / Mini Oberhasli / and Nubian Does here at Animas Farms


Mini Nubian goats for sale in NM

Bella- Half Nigerian -Half Nubian
(Mini Nubian F1)
Bella's sire is our reference buck Budger
She is polled.

She will be bred this fall to our Mini buck Finn for spring kids

Sire: Olson Acres Good Time Casanova- Budger (polled)
----Sire: PGCH/MCH/CH Little Tot's Estate Valentino- 9x GCH
----Dam: Olson Acres Bit O Honey (Polled w Blue Eyes)

Dam: Brown's Belles Charlotte
----Sire: JP-Acres Brown Sage
----Dam: M's Sagebrush Gambler's Kat


Polled babies possible

Nubian mini goats for sale in nm

This is Maddy our Mini Nubian doeling (F1).
Bella's sire is our reference buck Budger.
She will be bred this fall to our Mini buck Finn for some nice mini Nubian kids in 2017

Sire: Olson Acres Good Time Casanova- Budger (polled)
----Sire: PGCH/MCH/CH Little Tot's Estate Valentino- 9x GCH
----Dam: Olson Acres Bit O Honey (Polled w Blue Eyes)

Dam: Brown's Belles Charlotte
----Sire: JP-Acres Brown Sage
----Dam: M's Sagebrush Gambler's Kat

Bred to Finn , due 4/13/17


Mini Oberhasli Dairy Goat in NM

Willow is 1/2 Nigerian and 1/2 Oberhasli

Mini Oberhasli Doe
Animas Valley GTC Willow
Her sire is our reference buck Budger, she is polled.

Sire: Olson Acres Good Time Casanova- Budger (polled)
----Sire: PGCH/MCH/CH Little Tot's Estate Valentino- 9x GCH
----Dam: Olson Acres Bit O Honey (Polled w Blue Eyes)

Dam: Double Sundog Korra
----Sire: Double Sundog Zima
----Dam: Sir Echo Willow


Nigerian Goats for sale in NM


Her kids will be 3/4 Nigerian 1/4 Oberhasli. She was bred to our Nigerian buck Cowboy.

She had her kids, 2/12/17- three little doelings. One polled doeling will stay, 2 will be for sale after weaned. Price will depend on if polled or not. Polled will be $350, not polled $300

Mini Oberhasli Dairy Goats in NM
Willow Udder- 2nd freshening

Meet Zoe, she is a very cute full Nubian doeling that is new to our herd. She will be bred this winter for Mini Nubian kids in spring. We are sure she will have very cute babies bred to one of our Nigerian Boys. Dam is a high quality milking doe.


Mini Nubian goats for sale in NM  

This is Ziva, she is also a full Nubian doeling that is new to our herd. She is a very friendly girl. She will be bred to one of our Nigerian bucks this fall for mini nubian kids in spring. She is also from a high quality milking doe.


Mini Nubian goats for sale in NM

Mini Nubian goats for sale in NM

Bred to Rascal, due 4/13/17

Polled babies possible


This little mini nubian doelings name is Abigail (Abby)

Birthday 5/31/16

Entlebucher swiss mountain puppies for sale in NM  

Difference in Goat Breeds- Choosing the correct dairy goat breed for you

The following article was found in Mother Earth News magazine, Homesteading and Livestock
Choosing a Dairy Goat Breed

The most frequently asked question that people ask me about goats is, "What is the difference in each breed's milk taste, and how much milk do they average." And that is always one of the hardest questions to answer, simply because there really aren't any solid answers I can give! Each individual goat is going to have its own amount of milk it's going to give, and it's going to have its own taste. Think of it like a grab bag. You never know what you're going to get. But that sounds rather discouraging. How on earth is a body supposed to choose a goat breed if they're hesitant about each one? Over the years, I've had the privilege to own almost all the dairy breeds out there, and then try the milk from countless of other goats. Through much experience (read: trial and error as we bought goats that gave horrid tasting milk!), I've gotten to know each breed's quirks and histories, and I've come to realize that it actually is possible to give people an idea of what to expect from each breed. So I thought I would go through the breeds here and introduce them to y'all. I would like to state again though, that each goat will vary. I know people who swear that Saanens give the best tasting milk above all other goats, and other people who wouldn't touch a Saanen with a 10 foot pole. So this post is going to have a lot of blanket statements, as I try and give you an overview of the dairy breeds. Bear with me here.

First off would be the Saanen ( Saanens are one of, if not THE, top producers of the dairy breeds. 2-3 gallons per day is not uncommon, although most will average 1 1/2 gallons per day. Their downside is that their butterfat is only 2% to 3%. Now, if you are used to drinking two percent milk from the grocery store, then you would probably do alright with these big gals. But if you've tasted other raw milks like Jersey cow, or Nubian or Nigerian goat milk, you might be disappointed. In plain English, it's rather bland and watery.  Side note: as we go along, and I'm jabbering on and on about butterfat percentages, and you have no idea how to imagine that. Compare it with store bought milk. That 1/2 and 1/2 cream you buy from there would be the equivalent of almost 10% butterfat. Two percent milk is, of course, 2% butterfat. In my mind, I imagine a cream line. If you are familiar with raw cow milk and how the cream rises then you might understand better.  Back to the goats now.

Next up is the Alpine. ( Alpines probably vary the most when it comes to milk taste. They really do vary from breeder to breeder. The majority though, give really nice tasting milk. Alpines are no-nonsense milkers, and are very steady producers. Milk averages also vary, but a decent Alpine should give at least 1 gallon per day. Really good Alpines will give 2 to 3 gallons per day. Butterfat content is about 3.5% so sweeter than the Saanen, but not overbearingly rich. These are good gals.

And then we have the Nubians... ( Nubians vary greatly in milk averages simply because there are so many bad specimens of them out there, and so many people who don't breed for better goats. A good Nubian can keep the pace with her European cousins very well, and easily give 2 gallons a day, but that's a pretty high amount. 1 gallon is pretty average for a fairly decent doe. I like to see first fresheners (term for a 1 year old doe who has kidded for the first time) giving 3/4 gallon per day. That's my standard. If you look on Craigslist though, you'll most likely see a lot of older Nubians who are called "excellent milkers" as they give 1/2 gallon per day. Whoop dee doo. Their milk is sweet tasting, and averaging 4% to 5% in butterfat. I have yet to meet a Nubian who gave funny tasting milk. 

Toggenburgs are next up. ( These ladies are impressive milkers, pumping out 2 gallons or more each day while remaining steady in production. However, these goats originated in the Swiss Alps and were bred specifically for strong, goaty tasting milk. And many Toggs hold true to that! I've spoken with quite a few Togg breeders and they will sheepishly admit that they don't drink their milk; they keep Nubians, or some other breed to supply drinking milk. Their Toggs are just for show. But, if you like goaty flavored milk, maybe this is your breed! Butterfat content hovers around 3%. Same as the Alpines.

And the Oberhaslis... ( Oh I love the way the "Obers" look. Oberhaslis are excellent producers, just like the rest of their European cousins. Two gallons per day is considered normal for many breeders, and three gallons isn't uncommon. Butterfat is close to the Toggenburg and the Alpine as they stick close to 2.5% to 3.5%. But, just like the Toggs, Oberhaslis are a Swiss breed, and they have the trademark flavor. Strong tasting. I remember my first Oberhasli doe I had... Her name was Alexis and I loved her to pieces. But I honestly thought she had mastitis when I tried her milk for the first time. I took a small jar to the breeder and asked what was wrong. She tasted it and said nothing was wrong: that's what Ober milk tastes like! Needless to say, Alexis went back to the breeder. I've had a handful of other people ask this same question. Why does their Oberhasli's milk taste like she has mastitis?? I do have a friend in Ohio who says her Obers give normal tasting milk though, so it's possible that some breeders have been able to eliminate that gene from their herd. My advice is if you're looking at purchasing an Oberhasli, try her milk. If she's a doeling, try her mother's milk.

La Manchas: I have to say, I really like La Manchas. ( An Oregonian breed, La Manchas give large quantities of sweet tasting milk. Most does average 1-2 gallons per day, and butterfat percentage is usually 4% to 4.5%. Calm, steady does, if you don't mind the ears (or lack of them), La Manchas are a really good choice. And if you don't like their ears, buy one anyway. You'll be hooked soon after.

Nigerians are a fun breed. ( Does can give from 2 cups, to 3/4 a gallon per day. I have a friend who has two does that each give 1/2 gallon per day, and it amazes me every time I see those does. They're only eighteen inches tall! Butterfat ranges from 6% to 10%. So there's your cream for the morning coffee! does will start at 6% in the beginning of their lactation, and by the time they hit their peak (8 weeks) the butterfat will have risen to 8% to 10%. This stuff is sooooo good. ;) But then, I'm a cream lover. No two percent for me! I would say a good average is three cups of milk per day from each doe. That's what I hear from most breeders. 

Lastly, but not leastly, is the Guernsey. ( Guernseys are still considered a rare breed here in the USA, and breeders are still trying to get good foundation lines down. But I'm hearing an average of 1 gallon per day from many does, and butterfat percentages are usually 6% to 8%. So their milk is sweeter than Nubians, but not so sweet as Nigerians. Guernseys are one of the best breeds for grass based dairies, as they are able to efficiently convert grass to milk, whereas the high producing breeds like the Alpine, Saanen, Toggenburg, and Oberhasli need grain in order to keep production up.  So there you have it! An idea of what to expect from each breed! 


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