If I breed my Nubian/Alpine to an Alpine buck is there a good chance of getting upright ears or would it be better to breed her to a Nubian, to try and get correct ears to have the kids reg. as Recorded Grades?
You may or may not get the Alpine ears with kids of this breeding....but if those kids were bred to another alpine the chance would be greater for the upright ears as the Nubian would progressively be bred "out" with each generation. :shrug:
i think that if she was bred to a alpine or a nubian her offspring could be registered as experimental, record grades and if they look like alpines or nubians could also be registered with native on apperarance.. i know everything i just wrote it confusing so i got the link off ADGA for you to read about.
it looks like she inheritated more alpine traits then sh did nubian. If bred to an alpine buck her kids' ears will be large but they should go more upright. If you breed her to a nubian buck you will get more down ears but they will be shorter then the standard for nubian ears. She looks like she has a pretty straight face, i would breed her to an alpine buck if i were you.