Your thoughts on these Nubians

Discussion in 'Dairy Diaries' started by keren, Apr 6, 2010.

  1. keren

    keren owned by goats

    Oct 26, 2008
    Australia
  2. AlaskaBoers

    AlaskaBoers New Member

    May 6, 2008
    Wasilla Alaska
    i really like nikah

    those looks pretty good, some are a little downhill, mostly the juniors but they look fairly level
     

  3. Mully

    Mully New Member

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    Jun 23, 2009
    Mt Ulla , NC
    They look good if you are not thinking of showing them ... their conformation is not right.
     
  4. AlaskaBoers

    AlaskaBoers New Member

    May 6, 2008
    Wasilla Alaska
    Mully, they're in Austrailia, goat there are not like goats in the US
     
  5. keren

    keren owned by goats

    Oct 26, 2008
    Australia
    Also, what do you think of this doe here

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    6 yrs old, yields 1.58 gallons with 4.8% butterfat. Due in 6 wks, has thrown trips every kidding.
     
  6. RunAround

    RunAround New Member

    Feb 17, 2008
    Massachusetts
    I don't like her ear set, but I do like the topline better. :)
     
  7. keren

    keren owned by goats

    Oct 26, 2008
    Australia
    the ears threw me as well. but she's reg'd so I guess they are ok ??

    basically I'm just considering her mainly as a milk machine for my babies on order in september. but with the added advantage of purebred reg'd kids in june
     
  8. Shelly Borg

    Shelly Borg New Member

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    Nov 2, 2009
    Redding CA
    I like the top line also on that last one. Also ears can not be milked and really for showing do not take away that many points. I would go for her.
     
  9. CrossCreekTX

    CrossCreekTX New Member

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    Aug 10, 2009
    Central East Texas
    I like her. Wish my Nubian milked as much as that. The LaManchas make up for her though and she really isn't much trouble or expense.

    I noticed the Aussie Nubians are more "meat" looking than the Ameriacan Nubians. Interesting the way selective breeding can change a breed in one direction or another.
     
  10. deJardine

    deJardine New Member

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    Feb 24, 2010
    Paso Robles, CA
    Hi Keren

    I looked at the first link and noticed that mostly all of the older stock is post legged badly which means they lack proper rear angulations. I am not really fond of the overall look. They are not correct.

    Are you wanting just milkers? Or looking for show goats? Even if only milking at home I do prefer a goat who is more correct to standard as her milking life will be more substantial.

    HTH ~
     
  11. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    I would get her...she will be a great milking addition.... :wink: :thumb:
     
  12. CrossCreekTX

    CrossCreekTX New Member

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    Aug 10, 2009
    Central East Texas
    deJardine, the Australian standard is different for Nubians than the American standard. Ours are supposed to look more "dairy" than theirs are.
     
  13. deJardine

    deJardine New Member

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    Feb 24, 2010
    Paso Robles, CA
    I do realize that -- but that seriously can't excuse the poor angles unless their standard calls for post legged goats?? I can't imagine.

    Anyhow, the question was asked what my thought were on these goats and I gave my opinion... I am sure there are others who might think otherwise. Its just my opinion.

    :)
     
  14. CrossCreekTX

    CrossCreekTX New Member

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    Aug 10, 2009
    Central East Texas
    Yes, that is the standard for Nubians in Australia.
     
  15. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    deJardine...... Keren mentioned ...she wanted them mainly... for milking machines..... we truly respect your opinion...but it is up to Keren to decide....... we may all agree to disagree ...but ...need to let others have there opinions as well... as yours... please remember to keep it friendly keep it fun... :wink: :grouphug:
     
  16. keren

    keren owned by goats

    Oct 26, 2008
    Australia
    I didnt realise this post was still going but apparently it is.

    deJardine, as far as post legged goes some of those goats tend to be a little straighter than the ideal, some just appear that way due to the way they are being set up, and some are fine. I imagine they look extremely post legged to you, because the US trend lies more towards slightly sickle hocked goats.

    I was going to get that last doe but circumstances with my work mean I'm moving to the other side of the country and quarantine measures mean I cant take her with me.

    So its all a moot point anyway.