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 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
Miniature Nubians come in a wide range of colors and
patterns. They are friendly, hardy, medium size utilitarians
that provide a lot of very healthy milk for their size and
unparalleled brush and weed control. Kids grow quickly
and although they are not used for meat much, extra buck
kids still make good meat. The Miniature Nubian Goat
provides a little something for everyone and is ideal for
landowners who are attempting to produce their own food
on just a few acres.