A fairly new breed. Recongnized by MDGA. These are wonderful small companion and dairy goats. Since it is a fairly new breed not all mini nubians have the floppy ears like their pure Nubian relatives but they do have small size, color and gentle personalities. Mini nubians are created by mixing a Nigerian Dwarf Goat (small dairy goat) to a Nubian (larger breed dairy goat with the cutest floppy ears!)
I have found these goats to be the best of both worlds! Gentle personalities, small size, lots of color, blue eyes and in 2nd generations- floppy ears! I am sold on this breed and they have been a big hit with children and adults alike at our petting zoos!
A large Dairy breed goat with lots of color and the cutest ears of any goat. Long hound dog like floppy ears! Here we use the nubians mainly to cross for mini nubians but we love our pure nubians as their spots and ears are the cutest. Our nubians are generally smaller then many nubian because we selected our nubians based on creating the mini nubian. We do occassionally have pure nubians for sale as I just can't help but have a few select babies born.for their great milking abilities, calm personalities and gorgeous ears and color! We also enjoy taking the nubians along on petting zoos with us as the guest can experiene the difference in size from a mini goat to a large breed dairy goat! And or course everyone goes nuts over their ears and color!
Nigoras are Nigerian Dwarf/Angora cross goats. These guys are not a registered breed yet but that is coming soon!
The benefits are recognized by many though and are starting to become very popular. A Nigora is a milking and fiber goat in a small manageable size!
A little history: In the past many had found by crossing that you loose fiber quality and it just wasn't worth it.. Over time it was recognized that it took some incredible stock to carry on the incredible fiber aspects of an angora.
We have found that the ones we have bred here are great goats with amazing coats. They grow a beautiful cashmere type fleece and is a spinners dream YET they shed out on their own every year, but many people choose to shear theirs to help prevent matting in the shedding process! They have incredible milk producing qualities AND they are much hardier and require less upkeep then pure angoras yet they have the cutest curly fleece. So needless to say We are proud of our Nigoras and have chosen to breed a select few. We are also producing them with different colors and with spots.