The Anglo-Nubian, or simply Nubian, was developed in Great Britain from native milking stock and goats from the Middle-East and North Africa. Its distinguising characteristics include large, pendulous ears and a "Roman" nose. Because of their Middle-Eastern heritage, they can live in very hot climates and have a longer breeding season than other dairy goats. Considered a dairy or dual-purpose breed, Nubians are known for the high butterfat content of their milk. Nubians are large, with does weighing at least 135 lbs. and 175 lbs. for bucks. The minimum height of the breed, measured at the withers, is 30 in. for does and 35 in. for bucks. Like most dairy goats, they are normally kept hornless by dis-budding at approximately two weeks of age.
Here are a few pictures taken around the ranch of our herd and their offspring.