Today we drove down to Erie, CO to visit Pam Bartholf of Wakan Dairy and her Nubian Goats. Here are some of my favorite pictures of the day, and some facts about Nubians!
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Nubians originally came from Nubia, a desert region in the Northern Sudan, but the British and French are credited with developing today’s Anglo-Nubian from a variety of breeds
Nubians are the most popular breed of dairy goat in the U.S. today
Nubians are known for their long, pendulous ears and Roman noses
Nubians produce less milk on average than many of the Swiss-origin breeds
Nubians have short, glossy hair and come in a variety of color patterns
Because of their heritage, Nubians are able to withstand extreme cold and heat
Nubians are very commonly born in large litters – triplets and quads are more common in Nubians than other breeds
Nubians are known for being very vocal, sociable animals
Nubian milk is very high in butterfat- 5% on average
For more information, visit the International Nubian Breeders Association at www.i-n-b-a.org
Thank you Pam for sharing your goats with us!