Goat, Nubian

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Physical Characteristics

The Nubian is a relatively large, proud, and graceful dairy goat that traces its ancestry to India and Egypt. It is known for high quality, high butterfat, milk production. Nubians have long, drooping, pendulous ears that extend at least one inch beyond the arched roman nose. They come in any color and can be solid, spotted or a combination of colors. The hair is short, fine and glossy.

Nubian goats are large, does weigh at least 135 lbs., and bucks 175 lbs. Their minimum height is 30” at the withers for the females, and 35” for bucks. Like most dairy goats, they are normally kept hornless by disbudding within two weeks of birth.

Habitat & Diet

Due to their Middle-Eastern heritage, Anglo-Nubians can live in very hot climates. They are domesticated and their diet consists of hays and grain.

Social Behavior

Goats are herd animals.

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Fascinating Facts

    • Nubian goats are the most common dairy goats, and their ears are so long they reach down past their nose!

Status In The Wild

Nubian goats are domesticated and do not live in the wild.

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