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Anglo-Nubian Goat

Anglo-Nubian Goats at the Agricultural Science Unit

Capra aegagrus hircus

The Anglo-Nubian goat has a short, glossy coat that can appear in a variety of colours including chestnut, fawn, black, white, and cream. 

They are easily identified by their upright stance, large nose, and long, drooping ears.

These large domestic goats are one of the heaviest and tallest species of goat, but despite this they are known for their calm and affectionate temperaments.

The Anglo-Nubian goat is able to easily adapt to hot climates which has resulted in demand for them across the world.

History of the Anglo-Nubian Goat

The Anglo-Nubian is a British breed whose origins can be traced back to about 1850 when early endeavors to improve strains of British goats were made. British does were crossed with bucks imported from Africa and India, and it was not until about 1880 that the term Anglo-Nubian was first used when British and Nubian breeds were crossed.

The original goats imported from Africa, Arabia, and India were long-legged, hardy goats that had some characteristics desired by goat breeders in England. 

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Fact Check

Common Name : Anglo-Nubian Goat

Scientific Name : Capra aegagrus hircus

Type : Mammal

Diet : Herbivore

Group Name : Herd

Average Life Span in Captivity : 12 - 15  years

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Size: Medium to large Goat

Weight : 110-140Kg

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 An Anglo-Nubian goat is one of the heaviest breeds of goats with males weighing up to 140kg and females to 110kg.