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NUWBY BREED – Dual Purpose/Milking

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The Breed

The Nuwby is a small sized, well-muscled, stylish animal. It should be slightly longer in the body in comparison to its height. The Nuwby goat is created by crossing Anglo Nubian, Kalahari and or Boer goats with miniature goats.

The Nuwby Goat portrays elegance and nobility with its regal upright stance, its exotic facial profile and its gentle and graceful temperament. The Nuwby goat is created by crossing Anglo Nubian and or Boer/Kalahari goats with miniature goats. Any ratio of miniature to Anglo Nubian / Boer / Kalahari is acceptable.

Origin: The Nuwby Goat is an Australian breed that was originally created in 2001 by pairing Boer, Anglo Nubian and Kalahari goats of excellent type from both purebred and crossbred lines with carefully selected smaller breeds of goats to produce a small elegant often colourful animal with a gentle nature.

Uses /Suitability: Gentle and loveable, easily trainable. The Nuwby is a graceful, elegant animal with a gentle, friendly temperament. Great for families looking for backyard mini milkers who also make great pets. Their gentle nature makes them the perfect pet for both young and old and they are great companion animals for other species too.  A well-bred Nuwby can produce enough milk for the family each day some of which can be used to make cheese, yogurt and even soap. Goat manure is very high in nitrogen and is great for the garden.

Size: Dedicated Breeders continue to work on both refinement of type and reduction of height with an ideal maximum height of 60cm for adult purebred females and 63.5cm for adult purebred males.

Lifespan: 10–15 years
Breeding: Paired from 12 to 18 months of age. Gestation is 145 to 153 days. Nuwby Does usually have twins however singles or triplets are also common.
Price: Registered Nuwby Goats are individually priced on availability, age, height, grade, colour, show status and demand.
Registrations: Development of the Nuwby Goat currently uses a grading up process where offspring progress one grade higher than the lowest graded parent, Grades – D, C, B, A, Purebred, Herdbook, Herdbook Purebred.

Recommendations: The MGBA recommends that buyers purchase at least 2 goats. Goats are a herd animal and require same species to live happy and healthy lives as well as being able to be trouble-free pets.

The Standard of Excellence of the Nuwby

The Nuwby is a small sized, well-muscled, stylish animal. It should be slightly longer in the body in comparison to its height. The Nuwby goat is created by crossing Anglo Nubian and or Boer goats with miniature goats. Any ratio of miniature to Anglo Nubian / Boer / Kalahari is acceptable.

Behaviour/Temperament: Good temperament, tractable, relaxed, gentle, curious, intelligent and friendly.
General Appearance, Style & Quality: genetically small and compact, the ideal is an exotic animal with a high, proud head-carriage and upright stance with conformation similar to that of the larger breeds, with all parts of the body in balanced proportion relative to its size.  The Nuwby is hardy,
alert and animated, good-natured and gregarious. Females should be feminine, the male should be powerful and majestic. Fitting & Handling; top presentation of the animal & handler.

Height: The ideal maximum purebred height is 60cm for females and 63.5cm for males, measured at the withers.

Head & Breed Character: The head is a distinctive breed characteristic, with the ideal facial profile between the eyes and the muzzle being strongly convex. The ears are long wide and pendulous. They lie close to the head at the temple and may flare slightly out at the bottom. Eyes should be almond shaped and set wide apart. The jaw is broad, strong, well-muscled and symmetrically aligned. The bite is even, lips broad and nostrils open, on a relatively wide muzzle. Neatly dehorned, disbudded or polled accepted.

Neck & Forequarters: The long graceful neck should be in proportion to the size of the animal and must blend smoothly into all body junctions, feminine in does and masculine in bucks, showing appropriate muscling. Withers, wedge-shaped, set prominently above tightly assembled. Points of shoulder and elbow should be tight and blend smoothly with the body allowing the forelegs to move smoothly against the ribs. The crop should be full and the brisket moderately prominent & low. Chest floor deep and wide.

Body: Long, deep, wide body increasing in width from heart girth to rear barrel; level top line and strong, broad back that is level along chine and loin providing good support and roominess for gravid uterus and large rumen capacity; Full at elbow, Well sprung, open, long flat ribs with increasing width and angling towards the rear of barrel. Refinement of bone but not lacking in substance, especially in the chest, girth, shoulder and hip.
Coat & Colour: usually short, fine, glossy hair, skin soft and supple, all coats, colours and patterns accepted.

Hindquarters: Slightly sloping long, wide level rump with good width between thurl to thurl and pin to pin and a slight angle from the hips to pins (back to the tail) to facilitate easier kidding. Thighs from side curving moderately inwards from pin to stifle. Thighs from rear, clean and wide apart, highly arched, curving outward into the escutcheon to accommodate udder and attachment.

Reproductive system:
Does:
 Udder should be deep, wide and capacious in relation to the size of the doe. The udder should be balanced and tightly attached, soft and pliable, blending smoothly as viewed from the side and the rear. Medial suspensory ligament strong, clearly defining udder halves, holding udder snugly against body and well above hocks. Udder pliable and elastic, well collapsed after milking, balanced and free of scar tissue. Teats are proportionally shaped and evenly sized.
Bucks: must have two evenly placed rudimentary teats and a full, well attached, relatively even, appropriately sized scrotum and two evenly sized testicles. Sheath clean.

Feet & Legs (10 points): Strong correct legs, from all angles set wide apart, straight and squarely underneath. Long forearms clean knees and cannon bones in front and medium length, well-angled pasterns front and rear. Cleanly molded hocks, nearly perpendicular from hock to pastern, well defined tendons. Feet short, neatly trimmed, compact, sloping hooves pointing directly ahead, heel as deep as toe.

General Faults (TO BE JUDGED ON THEIR SEVERITY)

teeth protruding less than ½cm (5mm) not visible, neck too long or thin, loose shoulders, shallow or narrow chest floor, roach or sway back, slab sided, shallow body, short rump, narrow or steep sloping rump, fleshy pendulous udder, unduly divided udder, pockets in udder, teats too small, too thin, bulbous, double teats, supernumery teats, double orifices, that do not interfere with kids nursing. Bucks with divided scrotum, less than 2½cm. Cow or sickle hock, knock knees, posty leg, dropped pastern, feet pointing in or out, splayed feet, uneven gait, Scurs/residual horn (post removal procedure).

 

Serious Faults

Folded ears (length wise), teeth protruding more than ½cm (5mm), but not visible, double teats or supernumery teats that interfere with kids nursing, ill-defined unbalanced udder. Bucks with divided scrotum, more than 2½cm, scrotum small for age of animal.

 

Disqualifying Faults: Overshot or undershot jaw (>10mm), Obviously twisted jaw, Hermaphrodism (both male & female), Monorchid/cryptorchid (retained testicle/s),serious emaciation, blindness, horns.  Scrotum split over 5cm, urethra opening in wrong place.

NUWBY GOAT GRADING

The Nuwby Goat grading up process was set in 2001 when this breed was first created after crossing Australian Miniature Goats with Boer, Kalahari & Anglo Nubian goats. Standards were created and modified with the help of many reputable Foundation Breeders to promote the development of this Breed. In 2004 it was decided that this breed would be recognized as a type under the Australian Miniature Goat breed and it was merged. The breed was not lost due to dedicated breeders maintaining a head class section at the shows where this elegant animal could continue to stand and be recognized albeit briefly but enough to keep interests active. In 2017 Breeders rallied and had the Nuwby Breed Standards reinstated and the breed accepted as the recognized breed it had once been.

ELIGIBILITY
Any goat of unknown / unregistered parentage or animals from a foundation breed, meeting the height and breed type requirements is eligible to enter the breeding program and be used in the production of the Nuwby Goat.
Maximum percentage of Foundation/Miniature genetics – (for NUWBY) – this breed will require equal percentages of miniature (AM/ND/PY) with the larger breed types to balance height with type/conformation throughout the grading up process. All miniature breeds (AM/ND/PY) will be suitable for second parent in Nuwby breeding.

HERD BOOK PUREBRED
Animal must conform to the characteristics of the Nuwby Goat breed
Animal must have two registered (minimum Purebred) parents to qualify as herd book Purebred.
Does ideally under 60cm, Bucks and Wethers ideally under 63.5cm – height verified by Qualified/Certified MGBA measurer(s)

PUREBRED
Animal must conform to the characteristics of the Nuwby Goat breed. 
Animal must have two registered (minimum Grade A) parents to qualify as Purebred.
Does ideally under 60cm, Bucks and Wethers ideally under 63.5cm – height verified by Qualified/Certified MGBA measurer(s)

GRADE A
Animal should conform to the characteristics of the Nuwby Goat breed. 
Animal must have two registered (minimum Grade B) parents to qualify as Grade A.
Does ideally under 61cm, Bucks and Wethers ideally under 64cm – height verified by Qualified/Certified MGBA measurer(s)

GRADE B
Animal should conform to the characteristics of the Nuwby Goat breed. 
Animal must have two registered (minimum Grade C) parents to qualify as Grade B.
Does ideally under 62cm, Bucks and Wethers ideally under 65cm

GRADE C
Animal should conform to the characteristics of the Nuwby Goat breed. 
Does must have at least one registered (minimum Grade D) parent.
Bucks/Wethers must have two registered (minimum Grade D) parents.
Does: ideally under 64cm, Bucks / Wethers: ideally under 66cm

GRADE D –  ENTRY
Does: ideally under 66cm with or without recorded parentage.
Bucks / Wethers: ideally under 66cm and must have one registered parent.

OVER HEIGHT
Over height animals – will not be excluded from registration.

UNDER HEIGHT
Adult Bucks 53.3cm and under and Adult Does 46cm and under are to be height verified by or under the direction of a 
Certified MGBA measurer to be considered for registration.