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Goat Weathervane – Nubian

Nubian Goat Weather Vane


Our Nubian Goat Weathervane, Capra hircus, commissioned originally in 2003 by a customer in Massachusetts, is in keeping with the historic traditions of the area, wanted her entire weathervane gold leafed. This created a warm, lustrous surface finish very popular in Boston in the Victorian age. We have also crafted versions of this weathervane for several goat dairy farms. The Nubian Goat Weather Vane pictured was made with a combination of copper and brass, both of which patina similarly, but with a slight variation in color.

Most of our customers prefer that we make their Nubian goat weather vanes with an optional collar and bell around their necks. For all we use custom glass goat eyes with their distinctive horizontal pupils to give the goats an animated and life-like appearance.

A customer commented on their Nubian Goat Weather Vane: “Thought you might like to see how Molly Malone looks on our barn (yes…we have named the goat!) You were a great company to work with. Thank you for helping me with the weathervane. It is one of the first things people notice when they visit the farm!” 

The Anglo-Nubian Goat breed originated in England as a cross between the Old English Milch Goat and the Zariby and Nubian bucks imported from India and Egypt. They have been exported to most countries from England and are sometimes referred to as ‘Nubians’ instead of the proper title of ‘Anglo-Nubian’. The Nubian’s distinguishing characteristics include large, pendulous ears and a ‘Roman’ nose. Due to their Middle-Eastern heritage, Anglo-Nubians can live in very hot climates and have a longer breeding season than other dairy goats. Considered a dairy or dual-purpose breed, Anglo-Nubians are known for the high butterfat content of their milk, although on average, the breed produces less volume of milk than other dairy breeds.