Steve is from Goats R Us farms, a noted Nigerian Dwarf breeder. The buckling is not registered and was a twin. His parents both had blue eyes and there is a strong change that his offspring will have blue eyes as well. He also has lovely spots and dapples on his coat and from the appearance at this point, when he is just 3 months old, he will likely be long haired.
It is my intention to have him breed the goats this fall. He will be 8 months old by the end of December and well mature enough to breed, but whether or not he will be able to breed the big Nubians remains to be seen. If they want to be bred they may allow him to breed while they are down on their knees. The Nubians came to me sick and were not bred at all last year, but they are almost completely recovered and will be able to produce young ones next year. A cross between a Nigerian Dwarf and Nubian is a mini Nubian because they look Nubian, but are smaller. They are rather sought after as milk goats. Usually though, it is a Nubian buck and Nigerian Dwarf doe. I am not sure the breeding will happen. I will also be bringing in a larger buckling that is half Khalaharian Red meat goat and half Saanen dairy goat. He will breed the Angora doe and the Nubians after the Nigerian Dwarf has a chance, just in case he does not make it. Then it will be wait and see who was successful when the kids are on the ground.
The little buckling is fairly quiet, does not like to be handled and is very 'bucky" already. I will have to work at getting him to be a little less pushy. He tried to buck me out of his temporary shelter when I was offering him a little love. Well, Steven, we shall see who is boss on this farm! Welcome little fellow.