We were delighted to add Mini Nubian goats to our farm in early 2019. In my opinion, this is the *perfect* homestead goat breed. They blend all the best traits of their Nigerian Dwarf and Standard Nubian ancestors: they’re easy to handle, but with udders and teats that are large and easy to hand milk, lots of (delicious!) milk production, and of course… those floopy ears.
This is Green Gables Moon Flower (Luna), our oldest doe (and the herd queen!). This girl comes from fantastic milking lines (Green Gables EHJ Daisy *P x VMCH Green Gables SS Moonbeam +*B). She has large, easy-to-milk teats, terrific udder capacity and production, a lot of color and a LOT of personality. I’m hoping to put all of our girls on milk test next year and I’d be very surprised if Luna and Molly (see below) don’t earn their stars. Top udder pic here is just before Luna kidded in 2021. Bottom udder pics are from when she was 6+ months fresh last year. I will do my best to update once the girls are being milked regularly.
This is Gramercy Farm Molly. Molly is 100% the sweetest goat. She is so gentle and smiles when you give her cheek scritches. She is also my favorite to milk. Her teats are a perfect size and she has a super soft udder with awesome orifices, so she milks out SO fast! Both udder pics below are from just before Molly’s 2021 kidding.
Finally, this is Udderly Precious Juniper. Junie-bug is a petite, super beautiful doe from great milking lines up at Youmans Acres. Top udder pic here is just after Juniper kidded in 2021. Bottom udder pics are from when she was 6+ months fresh in 2020, at which time she was a first freshener with a single doeling. Her udder is showing great development this year!