Goat Breed Profile

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The Nubian goat, also known as the Anglo Nubian, began in the Middle East and North Africa from native milking goats and was further developed in Great Britain in the 1800s. The breed is known for its long ears, which help it stay cool in hot weather. These friendly goats come in a wide variety of colors and patterns. There is also a miniature Nubian goat breed.

Height: 30 to 35 inches

Weight: 135 to 175 pounds

Urban Uses: Nubians are good milking goats.

Second Thoughts: Nubians are on the large size, so they need more room than smaller breeds. They do well in warm climates and have a longer breeding season than many other goats.

Breed Association: International Nubian Breeders Association, American Dairy Goat Association

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