After a year and a half of waiting, we finally got our half Nubian, half Alpine doeling!
We have wanted to try crossing the two breeds to see how they compare to an all Nubian goat. By crossing them we are hoping to have a high butterfat count, with an increased milk production, and a little bit smarter goat. We'll see, it's sort of an experiment.
Mom and Dad were going to buy me an Alpine for my birthday last year, but none were available. So this winter we finally bought Tasha, who was already bred to a Nubian buck. This last Friday Tasha kidded and we now have Maggie and her brother Count. We can't wait to see what Maggie will be like milking next year!
They look just like Tasha, except for their ears. The Nubian ears flop down; the Alpine ears are erect. So Maggie and Count's ears stick out like an airplane. They are adorable!