At the Boulder Country Fairground Dairy Goat show we saw Nubians, Nigerian Dwarfs, Alpine, Saanen, Toggenburg, Oberhasli, and LaMancha.
I love them all, but am especially drawn to the Nubians with their big floppy hangy-down ears.
These Toggenburg goats thought my hat looked pretty tasty.
Raising animals is a great way for kids to learn compassion, responsibility, team work, and how to win (or lose) with good sportsmanship.
Bye, thanks for coming.
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Males can weigh up to 310 lbs females 240
The Alpine is a medium to large sized breed of domestic goat known for its very good milking ability. They have horns, a straight profile and erect ears. The breed originated in the French Alps.
The Saanen, German: 'Saanenziege', French: 'Chèvre de Gessenay', is a Swiss breed of domestic goat. It takes its name from the Saanental in the Bernese Oberland, in the southern part of the Canton of Bern, in western Switzerland. Wikipedia
The Toggenburg or Toggenburger is a Swiss breed of dairy goat. Its name derives from that of the Toggenburg region of the Canton of St. Gallen, where it is thought to have originated. It is among the most productive breeds of dairy goat and is distributed world-wide, in at least fifty countries in all continents.
American Lamancha, or more commonly, simply Lamancha or LaMancha, is a formally recognized breed of dairy goat, first bred in California by Mrs. Eula Fay Frey about 1927. Later she moved the herd to Glide, Oregon for further development. no ears
The Oberhasli is a modern American breed of dairy goat. It derives from the subtype of Chamois Colored Goat from the Oberhasli district of the Bernese Oberland in central Switzerland. All purebred members of the breed descend from five Chamois Colored Goats imported to the United States in 1936.