I've always assumed that if you breed a full-size goat (Nubian, Saanen, etc) to a half-size goat (Nigerian) you will end up with a 3/4 size goat (about halfway between a Nigerian, and a full-size). Is this always true? Does size always average out? Or will you sometimes get a really big, full-size goat from this breeding, or a really small one? Or, if that goat does end up being 3/4 size, will it still have the genetic potential to throw extra large, or extra small kids? To put it another way, I am considering buying a buckling. His mother is an extremely large Nubian/ Toggenburg/ Saanen mix. His dad is 3/4 Nigerian, 1/4 Nubian. Pretty small, but not as small as a standard Nigerian. I want this buckling because he has good milking genetics behind him, he is naturally polled, and I want to use him to breed my full-size doelings when they are yearlings. I prefer to use a smaller buck at least the first time, to avoid super-large babies and potential kidding problems. My question is, could this buckling grow up to be as huge as his mother? And even if he is a more moderate size, does he have the potential to throw huge kids, like his mother? I hope that makes sense... Thank you!