Haha, you heard that right! Mini Nubians are meant to be bred for smaller stature and milk production, they are dairy after all!
Betty is all that! While I would like her a tad shorter, she’s not a BIG doe at all. She’s not even 2 weeks fresh and already on her way to out milk her mom! I even cut her grain ration in half and she’s still milking like crazy!
I had to start milking her the day after she kidded triplets this year as they were favoring 1 side. They’re nursing both sides now, and all have milk goiters, but they still can’t keep up with her production!
We had a goat emergency out at my parents place, so I skipped milking Betty and just milked the does that were actually full and separated from babies overnight so I could rush out. But that evening, Oh My Goodness! Betty’s udder was SO full and uncomfortable she wouldn’t let her babies nurse, poor things!
I put her on the stanchion and let the 3 babies nurse until they were stuffed! I then milked her out and got 3/4’s of a gallon from her!
I milked her again this morning, and still got 1/2 gallon of milk! And all without being separated from her kids at all!
Her dam line is notorious for heavy milk production, and her sire’s dam is a very heavy producer as well, so this really shouldn’t be surprising… but its still a shock to see her SO full, and her udder is just GORGEOUS this year too! She’s matured well as a 2nd freshener!
pix of her massive udder yesterday: