The Anglo-Nubian is a British breed of domestic goat. It originated in nineteenth century from cross-breeding between native British goats and a mixed population of large lop-eared goats imported from Germany and North Africa.
The Nubian’s size makes it a very useful dual purpose animal. The Nubian breed leads the way for the dairy breeds in butterfat production: it produces on average, 4.6% or more butterfat content. This is surpassed only by the Nigerian Dwarf, Pygmy goat and Boer goat breeds, which are less likely to be used for large scale milk production, as for a dairy or cheese goat.
The Belgian Blue breed is unique due to its extreme muscling. A high meat percentage as well as their high-priced meat provide the Blue & Whites with a high market value. The animals have a very quiet temperament, reach high growth figures, and the sucklers – often giving birth by means of a cesarean – have good mothering qualities. Belgian Blues not only show a blue hair colour, but can also be recognized by their white & black coat.
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