Goat Breeds

  • Alpine

    The Alpine goat originated in France and was brought to the U.S. in 1922, where it was further developed.
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  • LaMancha

    The LaMancha is believed to have descended from goats brought by the Spanish to the New World. The breed was further developed in Oregon in the 1930s. Its most distinguishing characteristic is its very short ears, which come in two types: gopher ear or elf ear.
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  • Nigerian Dwarf

    This diminutive breed originates from western Africa. Historians believe the Nigerian Dwarf may have been brought to America on ships as food for large cats in zoos. The Nigerian Dwarf comes in a wide variety of colors and markings.
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  • Nubian

    The Nubian goat, also known as the Anglo Nubian, began in the Middle East and North Africa from native milking goats and was further developed in Great Britain in the 1800s. The breed is known for its long ears, which help it stay cool in hot weather.
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  • Oberhasli

    Known as the Swiss Alpine until 1987 when the name was changed to Oberhasli, this breed was developed in Switzerland as a dairy goat. They are known for their distinct coloration of reddish brown with black points and a dorsal stripe, though some are born all black.
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