Goat Breed Profile

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The Alpine goat originated in France and was brought to the U.S. in 1922, where it was further developed. Also known as the French Alpine and the Alpine Dairy goat, the breed comes in eight recognized colorations: cou blanc, cou clair, cou noir, sundgau, pied, chamoisee, two-tone chamoisee and broken chamoisee.

Height: 30 to 40 inches

Weight: 135 to 170 pounds

Urban Uses: The Alpine is known for being an excellent dairy goat

Second Thoughts: The Alpine is a hardy goat known for its adaptability in different climates.

Breed Association: Alpines International Club, American Dairy Goat Association

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