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Sweeney Farm

A Family Farm in Alpine, TX

Mini-Nubian Dairy Goats

See our 2017 Purebred Mini Nubian kids for sale !

Meet Daisy and Lily three months old.  Daisy is a sixth generation purebred Mini Nubian.  Lily is a fifth generation American bred Mini Nubian.
 

  They are very happy girls!

We will be adding a purebred buckling and a wether spring 2016 and hope to have kids (and milk and cheese and butter and ice cream) the following year!

Meet Rocky our new 5th generation American Bred buckling (front) and his wether companion Red Buddy!

 

See our 2017 Purebred Mini Nubian kids for sale !

Mini Nubian goats are a cross between Nubian dairy goats and Nigerian dwarf dairy goats bred with the goal of raising good milk producers in a smaller size. Because this is a crossbreed, size and characteristics are dependent on the generation level of the goats. Mini Nubians are a relatively new breed, after the sixth generation they may be registered as purebred Mini Nubians, for which there is a specific size standard.

Nubian goats are a large breed with an African, Indian and European heritage. This breed produces high-quality and high-butterfat milk. Standards specify that Nubian does must be at least 30 inches tall and 135 pounds. Bucks must be at least 32 inches tall at the withers and 160 pounds. This is the minimum, however, and many bucks reach well over 200 pounds.

Nigerian dwarf goats are a miniature dairy breed originating from West Africa. Where standards for Nubians list a minimum, Nigerian standards list a maximum. Does should be no taller than 22.5 inches at the withers and bucks should be 23.5 inches or less. Nigerians give high-butterfat milk and, despite their small size, produce as much as two quarts per day. They are friendly animals and, due to their smaller size, are often used by children in 4H. Given this size, they are ideal for small family milk production and smaller farms, as they require less space and feed than other breeds.

Mini Nubians are the result of a cross between a Nigerian buck and a Nubian doe. First-generation kids generally have more of the physical characteristics of the Nigerian, such as airplane ears, . These first-generation kids are considered 50/50. When these 50/50 goats breed with other first-generation goats, the resulting kids begin to develop the look of the Nubian breed, including the large floppy ears. Once they reach the sixth generation they are eligible for purebred registration if they meet breed standards. Does are 22 to 25 inches tall at the withers and under 100 pounds, while bucks stand a maximum of 27 inches tall and weigh under 135 pounds.

Crossing Nubians with Nigerians, results in a small, high-quality-milk-producing goat. They possess a sweet and docile temperament, making them a good match for the small family farm. By decreasing the size, feed is reduced costs as well as required space. While animal size is smaller, milk production remains strong, with mini Nubians producing as much as 2 quarts of milk a day.

 

Bucklings for Sale 2017

Deposits accepted on a first come first choice basis.


Sire: Goat Trails Rocky

Dam: Goat Trails Daisy

Daisy Rhyolite and Marble

Fifth Generation (American Bred)

6th Generation (Purebred) Blue Eyes!

Family Portrait

   

 

Sweeney Farm Marble

DOB 3/3/2017

Purebred

Mini-Nubian Buckling

 Offered at $450

 Blue Eyes

     

 

Sweeney Farm Rhyolite

 DOB 3/3/2017

Purebred

Mini-Nubian Buckling

 Offered at $450

 


     

Sire: Goat Trails Rocky

Dam:  Goat Trails Lily

Lily, Rose, Granite and Shale

 

Fifth Generation (American Bred)

Fifth Generation (American Bred)

 
     

 

Sweeney Farm Shale

 DOB 3/24/2017

Purebred

Mini-Nubian Buckling

 Offered at $500

 

     

 

Sweeney Farm Granite

 DOB 3/24/2017

Purebred

Mini-Nubian Buckling

 Offered at $500

 

 
     

Sweeney Farm is located outside the city of Alpine in far West Texas.

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