Nuwby Breed Standard

STANDARD OF EXCELLENCE - NUWBY GOAT

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 (15 points)

Good temperament, tractable, relaxed, curious, intelligent and friendly.

GENERAL APPEARANCE, STYLE AND QUALITY (15 points)

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, male should be powerful and majestic.

FITTING & HANDLING
Top presentation of animal & handler.

COAT & COLOUR
Short, fine, glossy hair, skin is soft and supple, all colours and patterns accepted.

HEIGHT
Purebred- Females not exceeding 60cm and Males not exceeding 63.5cm at 3 years of age. Height Measurement is to be taken at the highest point of the wither to the ground with the animal standing squarely on all four feet with all legs in a vertical line to the ground, with the head held in an upright relaxed position.

HEAD & BREED CHARACTER (10 points)

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 relatively wide muzzle. Neatly dehorned, disbudded or polled accepted.

NECK & FOREQUATERS (10 points)

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 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 (15 points)

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 gravis 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.

HINDQUARTERS (15 points)

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 (15 points)

DOES
Udder should be deep, wide and capacious in relation to the size of the doe. 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 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)

Correct from all angles set wide apart, straight, strong and squarely underneath. Long forearms clean knees, and short cannon bones in front and medium length, well-angled pasterns front and rear. Cleanly moulded 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.