Yes arent they sweet and gentle?! So friendly-- the yearling I am getting is a full sister to the show goat but she has scurs, so that put her out of the running for showing (but is registered)...Good for you!!! Do you have a pic of her?
I visited a farm that had all oberhasli's and let's just say I have changed my mind about the mini's but I will get into pure oberhasli's. She actually only had 5 goats but they were so pretty, quiet, gentle, and one even allowed a lamb to suck on her (the tiny lamb needed it) Since I already have a well behaved oberhasli buck, I will be purchasing 2 doelings, come December I might keep my kinder clan, but not sure about that though
With mini Toggs, you would need to find a buck that has the same color as full size Toggs. Then you would be more likely to get the acceptable color. I just have never seen a Nigerian in that color. Well, I've seen two. Which is too bad, because it's one of my faves! If you go mini, it would be easier to go Mini Oberhasli because the Chamoise color I have found it more common in the Nigerians.Yes, they are seasonal breeders... Yeah, it is too bad you don't live closer, as I'm sure Charlie wouldn't mind a bit That is another reason why I wanna go with just oberhasli's.
I'm thinking mini Toggs would be good, since Nigerian milk is delicious. Actually Goathiker said that if it's American Togg, their milk should be good
Shucks, no pics... Oh well, completely understand
I was scrolling through Craigslist this evening and came upon a Nigerian Dwarf doe bred to an oberhasli buck. I'm now curious on what the kids will look like so I'm debating on getting her. I'm a little concerned about birthing issues. I have a kinder doe that is bred to my ober buck, but kinders are a little bigger then the Nigerians. Hmmm, I might have some mini obers yetOh I think I will end up with interesting mutt minis - my color is all wrong, but interestingly enough, they all have very strong dairy genetics (Nigie buck, and the does today are coming from a dairy and the yearling is a working gal so to speak)... But who knows, the Bucklings father is solid black, but he is black and white parti colored....
$450! Wow -- there def is a market out there for mini dairy breeds (I know that it really appealed to us as first time goat owners, although now that we have a week milking the Oberhasli doe, I can see how much easier I standard size set of teats is to handle)...So, I decided against getting her since they wanted $450.00 for her and she's not even registered.... I really wanted to see the kids though
I am going to be breeding Nubian/Oberhasli's then in oh 10 years I'll get some Nigerian dwarf bucks, and breed minis... That's my new planI am new to goat raising and was primarily interested in PB Oberhaslis but as fate would have it I now have a Nubian/Oberhasli doe, a PB Oberhasli doe, a mini Nubian doe, a mini Oberhasli doe, and the newest addition is a 5 month old Mini Alpine. I also have a papered Nigerian dwarf that I may be willing to sell to the right home. My Ober and mini ober are bred to my ND buck and are due to kid in March/April.