Well, I came, I saw, I left empty handed. I'm a bit sad. I liked him, but he just didn't do it for me. His dam, was very young, it was her first freshening. She was small, and even though I know she will grow, I just didn't think I could get a good idea of his future size. She told me that Alpines are small, and that my ginormous Alpine is probably a mix. Possible I guess, but I don't know what she could be mixed with. I am looking for a buckling that is going to be very big, and with the alpine's frame. Saneens are an option, but I want color. Yes, I'm picky, I know. She had a gorgeous oberhasli wether, who was very big, the size I wanted. But, he was a wether, so I can't breed him, and she wanted $100 for him. I probably could have bargained with her, but I just did not feel up to it. I did want him very much though. He was supposed to be chamoisee, but he didn't look like it to me. He looked white with black tips and a black stripe. Maybe that is a different type of chamiosee? He was gorgeous, and probably a very good deal. All of her goats were in good health and beautiful, lots of spotted ones, some moon spotted, a few different breeds to choose from. I don't know. I'm a little pooped out looking for a buckling. I guess it will come when it's time. I really want to cry though. She told me that maybe Alpines aren't the breed for me since they have bred them down in size. Maybe that is so. I want something large I can breed for packing and cart pulling. I have small acreage, so I can only have so many, so I don't want to have a billion different breeds to meet all my needs. As it is, when my sheep pass away, I'm not going to have any more of them. I wethered my ram so I wouldn't have any more. When they go, then I will have more room for goats. So, I'm feeling a little blue now. A little defeted. But that is okay. What large breed goats might be good for me? I really like Alpines, but maybe an oberhasli like she had?