Miniature Dairy Goat Breed Standards

 

Breed Standards are designed to provide a 'template' for breeders in determining what characteristics are required and desireable in a particular breed of goat.  They are usually the result of contributions of established breeders' ideas about what constitutes the desired look and type of the breed, and arrived at by consensus of that group of breeders. 

 
Nubian
LaMancha

Mini Nubian -   

 

The Mini Nubian is a medium sized dairy goat of mixed Asian, African and European ancestry, the result of the careful crossing of the Anglo Nubian and Nigerian Dwarf breeds. They are known for high quality, high butterfat milk production, and can carry more muscling than dairy goats of Swiss origin. Any color or color combination is accepted including frosted nose and ears. Blue eyes are allowed.

 

The head is the most distinctive breed characteristic of the Mini Nubian and one of the most challenging aspects of breeding Mini Nubians. Goats do not upgrade into the American and Purebred herd books based on generation alone. The minimum standards for each of the herd books must be met.
 

The preferred profile of the Mini Nubian is convex.  Concave profiles are undesirable in the Mini Nubian and allowed in the Experimental herd book only.

 

The maximum height is 29 inches for does and 31 inches for bucks, measured at the withers.

 

The minimum height is height minimum of 21 inches for does and 23 inches for bucks.

 

Download complete Nubian Breed Standard

Mini LaMancha -   

The Mini LaMancha is a miniature breed of dairy goat, with average weights for fully mature, lactating does falling between 90 and 120 pounds. Mini LaManchas tend to exhibit long, level lactations with strong persistence, a good letdown response, good teat size and udder capacity, and a strong will to milk. Their milk is richer than that of standard dairy goats, and they tend to have calm manners on the milkstand. Mini LaManchas also carry more flesh than standard dairy goats, so that wethers or cull does can make excellent meat animals.

 

In addition, Mini LaManchas possess a quiet, personable temperament, making them wellsuited for the urban dairy.  Their tiny ears and straight profile give them a sophisticated look, the perfect cover for their inquisitive, playful nature.

 

Mini LaManchas draw their unique blend of characteristics from the two foundation breeds, Nigerian Dwarf and Standard LaMancha. The Standard LaMancha breed contributes improved udder conformation and milk production, lactation length and persistence, good butterfat percentages, and a quiet, friendly temperament, while the Nigerian Dwarf breed contributes smaller size, improved hardiness, higher levels of butterfat and protein production, increased ability to hold condition during heavy lactation periods, and, frequently, aseasonal breeding. The Mini LaMancha is an optimal blend of these sought-after qualities.

Size (American and Purebred)

Ideal size range in does: 24-26 inches

Ideal size range in bucks: 24-28 inches

 

Height limitations in does: Maximum 27 inches (American and Purebred) Minimum 23 inches

 

Height limitations in bucks: Maximum 29 inches (American and Purebred) Minimum 23 inches

 

Examples of correct Miniature LaMancha ears

 

Download complete LaMancha Breed Standard

 
Alpine
Oberhasli

Mini Oberhasli -  

 

Ears are erect and face is straight or dished.

 

Color is chamoise or black with chamoise being preferred for Purebred status (F6), chamoise being light to deep red bay.  On chamoise, markings are black ears, facial stripes, dorsal stripe, belly and udder, a few white hairs throughout the coat are  permitted. 

 

In Experimentals and Americans there can be no white spot over 2”.   No white spot of any size will be allowed for acceptance in Purebred registry.  Frosted ears and nose will be accepted.  Black does and black bucks can have no white hairs on the nose, ears or body for acceptance in the Purebred registry.

 

Blue eyes are allowed.    

 

Maximum height preferred guidelines:

 

Experimentals (first, second generations) - 30” for does and 32” for bucks. 

 

Americans - 29” for does and 31” for bucks.

 

Purebreds - 28” for does and 30” for bucks.

Mini Alpine -   

Mini Alpines are lean and refined with erect ears and a straight face.  All colors and combinations are allowed with frosted ears and nose permitted.  Blue eyes are allowed.    

Maximum height preferred guidelines:  

Experimentals (first, second generations) - 32” for does and 34” for bucks.  

Americans - 31” for does and 33” for bucks.

Purebreds - 30” for does and 32” for bucks.
 

 
Saanen
Toggenburg

Mini Saanen -

 

Mini Saanens are a heavier-boned breed, carrying more substance than the other Swiss breeds.  The ears  are erect and the face is straight or dished. 

 

They must be solid white for acceptance in the Purebred registry. Blue eyes are allowed.

 

Maximum height preferred guidelines:

 

Experimentals (first, second generations) - 32” for does and 34” for bucks.

 

Americans - 31” for does and 33” for bucks.

 

Purebreds - 30” for does and 32” for bucks.

Mini Toggenburg -

 

Mini Toggenburgs tend to be smaller and more angular than the other breeds.  Ears are erect and the face is dished. 

 

They may be any shade of brown, with white on edge of ears, facial stripes, lower legs and triangle at base of tail.  Frosted ears and muzzle will be accepted.  Blue eyes are allowed.

 

Maximum height preferred guidelines:

 

Experimentals (first, second generations) - 28” for does and 30” for bucks.

 

Americans - 27” for does and 29” for bucks.

 

Purebreds - 26” for does and 28” for bucks.

Sable
Guernsey
 

In progress.

Mini Sable -

 

Mini Sables are a heavier boned breed, carrying more substance than the other swiss breeds.  They are the colored version of the Mini Saanen breed.  The ears are erect and the face is straight or dished.

 

The Sable may be any color or combination of colors, solid or patterned, EXCEPT solid white or solid cream. Blue eyes are allowed.

 

Mini Sables can be the offspring of Mini Sables or Mini Saanens.

 

Maximum height preferred guidelines:

 

Experimentals (first, second generations) - 32” for does and 34” for bucks.

 

Americans - 31” for does and 33” for bucks.

 

Purebreds - 30” for does and 32” for bucks.

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Ione, CA 95640

 

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