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LaMancha

Submitted by Teri on Mon, 05/07/2007 - 8:39pm. |

The American LaMancha is a breed of goat that was developed in the United States by crossing a short-eared Spanish goat with purebreds of the Swiss breeds.

The American LaMancha is a popular, sturdy animal with good temperament and personalities. Any color or combination of colors is acceptable with no preferences

The American LaMancha breed characteristics include a dished or straight nose; thick, fine, short hair; and small ears. The two types of LaMancha ears are “gopher” and “elf”. The “elf ear” can have a maximum length of two inches and the “gopher ear” can have a maximum length of one inch with little or no cartilage, and the end of the ear turned up or down in both types. Bucks can be registered with “gopher ear” only and there is no preference for does. The bucks have a full beard.

The American LaMancha is medium in size. Mature does should stand 28 inches or more at the withers and should not weigh less than 130 pounds. Mature bucks should stand 30 inches or more at the withers and not weigh less than 165 pounds.

Alpine

Submitted by Teri on Mon, 05/07/2007 - 8:34pm. |

The French-Alpine is a breed of goat that originated in the Swiss mountain region known as the Alps. They were brought to the United States from France and were selected for much greater size, uniformity and production than goats that were taken from Switzerland to France.

The French-Alpine are hardy, adaptable animals that thrive in any climate while maintaining good health and excellent production. They were developed on size and production rather than color, with a variety of colors from pure white through shades of black, brown, buff, fawn, gray, red, and any combinations of these colors on the same animal.

The French-Alpine breed characteristics include a dished angular nose; long slender neck; short hair; and narrow, erect ears. The bucks have longer hair along the spine and a medium size beard.

The French-Alpine is quite large. Mature does should stand 30 inches or more at the withers and should not weigh less than 135 pounds. Mature bucks should stand 32 inches or more at the withers and not weigh less than 170 pounds.

Goatseeker Breeder and Farm Directory

Submitted by Mike on Mon, 01/01/2007 - 11:31am. |

You can browse a list of breeders and farms by clicking this link or you can view individual entries by clicking the links at the end of this post.

If you are a goat breeder who has a web site, please (1) review the requirements below, (2) create an account on goatseeker.com, then (3) contact us and let us know if you would like to be included in this directory.

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Boer Goat Buck portrait merchandise available

Submitted by Mike on Tue, 12/05/2006 - 10:49pm. | | | | |

No longer available at this time. We're working on a new vendor since CafePress has changed their system to make it difficult to use.

USDA AMS Goat Market News

Submitted by goatseeker on Wed, 10/11/2006 - 12:03pm. | | |

This page on the USDA site provides limited reporting on goat auction results around the country.

(Please note that the USDA site is likely to change in the near future according to this page, and therefore the report link above may be broken soon. If it is, please use our contact form and let us know.)

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