Open Hand Acres raising mini nubians
We are a small hobby farm that has raised goats & chickens for our personal joy for a little over 10 years now. During 2020 we changed our herd up by switching to something I've always wanted to do... mini nubians. We started with purchasing 2. Later that year we moved to 6 acres located in Beavercreek, Oregon. So naturally our herd expanded & my breeding program started to form. We currently have 3 ladies and 2 dudes & 4 kids (3 doelings & 1 buckling). We are a clean tested, and as naturally raised as possible. Visit our FAQ's page to read more on how we raise.
WHAT MAKES MINI NUBIANS SPECIAL?
OHHHH THE EARS!
everyone loves the floppy ears! mini's have the awesome qualities of nubians brought to you in a smaller package. not to mention they come in almost any color imaginable. being crossed with nigerian dwarf brings many more color options as well as blue eyes to the breed. pendulous ears, roman nose, as cute as can be.
SIZE & TEMPERAMENT
mini nubians are much smaller than your purebred nubian making them the perfect size for homesteads and families with children. they are very sweet tempered, docile, love attention, great with kids & extremely social and playful. they stand around 23-30 inches and weight around 100 lbs. being smaller in stature makes the maintenance and handling greatly easier. milking, hoof trimming, health care, & showing. they produce on average 2/3 the amount of milk as a standard on about 1/3 of the feed. who doesn't love fun size!?
WHAT EXACTLY IS A MINI NUBIAN?
Mini nubians are the result of a cross between a nigerian buck and a nubian doe. 1st generation kids can have more of the physical characteristics, such as airplane ears, of the nigerian as well as being a bit larger like the nubian. These first generation kids are considered 50/50. As you breed further generations the resulting kids begin to develop more of the nubian look, including the large floppy pendulous ears and the smaller stature of the nigerian. Once you reach the sixth generation, purebred registration is an option as long as your animals meet breed standards.