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Mini Nubian Goats

A mini-Nubian is a cross between the Nubian and Nigerian dwarf, both amazing dairy breeds. The mini-Nubian is a desirable choice for folks looking for a ‘smaller’ version of a Nubian, but still wanting the larger milk volume than offered by the smaller Nigerian dwarf. As a breeder of mini-Nubians, our goal is to reach a Nubian look, ie. Long, pendulous ears, roman nose, but with the shorter legs and often colourful combinations found in the Nigerian dwarf. Obviously, we choose our best milkers too for optimal milk production. We label the resulting crosses as F1, F2, F3, etc. referring to how many generations they are away from their original purebred parents or grandparents.

We are looking forward to some exciting combinations as we select and organize our breeding program for future generations ahead. It’s sort of like playing with Punnet Squares in Biology class, or predicting Mendel’s Peas…making real Science ‘real’ again!

We will be updated this page regularly as kids become available. Our minis will NOT be registered as this is not currently available in the Canadian Goat Society. If you are a goat breeder and are interested in our mini-Nubian breeding program, please contact me, Cheryl, and we can discuss in more details. We are also looking for fellow mini breeders to share genetics with!!!

The Girls…F1, F2, F3 and beyond

F1: Amber

She’s a petite girl with pendulous ears, still an F1 but with a lineage of registered minis, she’s an “out of house” addition to get a jump start on our F2 generations. Arriving from a small goat herd outside of eastern Ontario, we are looking forward to seeing Amber’s F2 kids in the spring 2021.

The Bucks…F1, F2, F3 and beyond

F1: Copper

With his long ears and adorable face, we couldn’t resist bringing this fella into our starter herd of mini-Nubians. Coming from a line of established registered minis, we think his distinct Nubian look and small frame will bring the right genetics right away. Copper will be featured in our spring 2021 kid series and beyond.

F1: Nut

Our blue-eyed F1 mini-Nubian born here Spring 2020 from our own Jireh Hills Licorice’s Root AKA Bambi. A consistent milker combined with the steadfast genetics of our star Nigerian dwarf, Rocky Road, we are hopeful our little “Nut” will sire several F2 mini-Nubian doelings for 2021.

F1: Bolt

We wanted to ensure some black colours in our starter herd, so we retained Bolt, with his flashy bolt of white lightening on his side. Sire is our own Jireh Hills Gill’s Duke, a long-standing Nigerian dwarf progeny around here and his dam is from one of our chosen herds that we brought in a few years ago, Cristal C Ehlia, AKA Blossom. With a bit of genetic juggling, we are hopeful for F2 mini-Nubian kids to match with Nut’s kids for future F3 generation.

Mini Nubian Girls

Mini Nubian Boys