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MGBA Heights and Grades

The Australian Miniature Goat grading up process has been set in accordance with the Nigerian Dwarf Goat Association (America) www.ndga.org, for height standards and adopted by the MGBA for the continued development of the Australian Miniature Goat breed.Creation of the Australian Miniature Goat using MGBA standards is attainable. Standards were created and modified with the help of many reputable Foundation Breeders to promote the development of the Breed. The aim was to create standards that any knowledgeable person could easily follow, using animals that were not unobtainable and to develop a Grading system similar to other accepted livestock grading up systems, that would continually support a breeding program in which each new generation would meet the steadily reducing height requirements.

To find out what animals and ages are eligible to enter the breed please see the Australian Miniature Goat registration page in the Registry section of the MGBA website or on the breed pages.


Grading with Height allowances - Grading only applies to animals over the age of three years.

Goats classified by a registrar at 3 year adult upgrade as Nuwby will have a 2.5cm allowance given.

 
HERD BOOK PUREBRED
Animal must conform to the characteristics of the Australian Miniature Goat breed
Animal must have two registered (minimum Purebred) parents to qualify as herd book Purebred.
Does must not exceed 57cm , Bucks and Wethers must not exceed 60cm.
Nuwby: Does must not exceed 59.5cm, Bucks and Wethers must not exceed 62.5cm.
 
PUREBRED
Animal must conform to the characteristics of the Australian Miniature Goat breed.
Animal must have two registered (minimum Grade A) parents to qualify as Purebred.
Does must not exceed 57cm, Bucks and Wethers must not exceed 60cm.
Nuwby: Does must not exceed 59.5cm, Bucks and Wethers must not exceed 62.5cm.
 
GRADE A
Animal must conform to the characteristics of the Australian Miniature Goat breed.
Animal must have two registered (minimum Grade B) parents.
Does must not exceed 58.5cm, Bucks and Wethers must not exceed 61cm.
Nuwby: Does must not exceed 61cm, Bucks and Wethers must not exceed 63.5cm.
 
GRADE B
Animal must conform to the characteristics of the Australian Miniature Goat breed.
Animal must have two registered (minimum Grade C) parents.
Does must not exceed 59.7cm, Bucks and Wethers must not exceed 62.2cm.
Nuwby: Does must not exceed 62.2cm, Bucks and Wethers must not exceed 64.7cm.
 
GRADE C
Does must have at least one registered (minimum Grade D) parent.
Bucks must have two registered (minimum Grade D) parents.
Does must not exceed 61cm, Bucks and Wethers must not exceed 63.5cm.
Nuwby: Does must not exceed 63.5cm, Bucks and Wethers must not exceed 66cm.
 

GRADE D
Does must not exceed 63.5cm, with or without recorded parentage.
Bucks and Wethers must not exceed 63.5cm and must have one registered miniature parent.
Nuwby: Does must not exceed 66cm. Bucks and Wethers must not exceed 66cm.

 

OVER HEIGHT
Over height animals may be used in the development of the miniature breed with their progeny being eligible for inclusion in the lower grades provided such progeny meet the height requirements for the breed.

 
 





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