Nubians are known for their beautiful Roman noses and their big pendulous "floppy" ears. These two attributes are what they mainly get judged on in the breed character category.

I specifically chose our Nubian doe "Rose" based on her wonderful breed character but also for her petite body structure. Since I am using Rose to create Mini-Nubians, the Nigerian Dwarf influence provides all the "fluff" and girth any animal needs so I wanted a petite doe.

ADGA's website describes the Nubian breed as

"The Nubian is a relatively large, proud, and graceful dairy goat of mixed Asian, African, and European origin, known for high quality, high butterfat, milk production.

The head is the distinctive breed characteristic, with the facial profile between the eyes and the muzzle being strongly convex (Roman nose). The ears are long (extending at least one inch [2.54 cm] beyond the muzzle when held flat along the face), wide and pendulous. They lie close to the head at the temple and flare slightly out and well forward at the rounded tip, forming a “bell” shape. The ears are not thick, with the cartilage well defined. The hair is short, fine and glossy.

Any color or colors, solid or patterned, is acceptable."

 

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Here are a list of good websites about Nubians:

Everything You Need to Know About the Nubian Goat