MINI ALPINE

Discussion in 'Goat Frenzy' started by peggy, Jan 17, 2011.

  1. peggy

    peggy Senior Member

    Aug 10, 2010
    B.C. Canada
    Does anyone here raise mini alpines and what do you think of them?????
     
  2. SkyesRanch

    SkyesRanch New Member

    694
    Nov 11, 2010
    Stephenville, Texas
    I do! The goats themselves are wonderful! They have great calm, loving personalities. Not trouble-makers. They are a great size. Excellent on the milk stand. I am highly disappointed though with some breeders. There are less than 200 registered Mini Alpines. So they are still being developed. Many are not bred with careful consideration to correcting faults like nigerians or other established breeds. Don't we want to look back in 20 years and say wow those were some great animals in the foundation of the breed! Thats my only complaint.

    I have a friend who says that mini Nubians are as dumb as a stick and it is too hard to get their ears right. No offence to mini Nubian breeders. :wink: As soon as I find a SUPER registered Saanen I am going to get into mini Saanens and mini Sables as well. Mini Toggs I have heard are very nice too, but getting the right colors can be hard. Mini Obers are good too! But I also have a standard alpine and she is sooo sweet! Mini Lamanchas would be my pick after Mini Alpines and Mini Saanens.

    Like my friend says, "If I had a bonfire in the goat pen the Nubians would run away panic struck, the Nigerians would call a meeting and discuss what to do, and the Lamanchas would stick their head in the fire out of curiousity." :slapfloor:

    My advice to you... GET A MINI ALPINE!! Lol help this much needed breed. :pray:
     

  3. Paige

    Paige Senior Member

    967
    Oct 14, 2010
    ohio
    Dont have any but I love them! I think they are sooo cute! :love:
     
  4. GotmygoatMTJ

    GotmygoatMTJ New Member

    :slapfloor: :ROFL: :slapfloor: :ROFL:

    Oh dear God that had me rolling on the floor! :laugh:

    Oh and btw, I don't have any mini-alpines :sigh: Wanting to get an Alpine doe some day so it may be possible in the future!! :pray:
     
  5. peggy

    peggy Senior Member

    Aug 10, 2010
    B.C. Canada

    Oh that is too funny...... you should add that the Alpines would lay down beside the fire and enjoy the warmth. I had a wether that we took camping and that is just what he did. He sat around the campfire with us and enjoyed the company. Sorry I never got any pics.

    I have Alpines and am thinking that I would get a ND buck but a really good one to upgrade my girls.

    Any one else with mini Alpines??????
     
  6. TinyHoovesRanch

    TinyHoovesRanch New Member

    I dont personally have any, but I had a friend that used to own them. They are VERY cute!

    You should get like a super nice buck and then some alpines, I say go for it!
     
  7. Sweet Gum Minis

    Sweet Gum Minis New Member

    Oct 6, 2007
    Easley, SC
    I too wouldn't mind seeing more Mini-Saanens. I had thought of that myself too but don't have the room for a lot of standard sized does so for now that won't happen for us.

    I have Mini-Manchas. I don't know of many Mini-Alpine breeders but they're the easiest to breed when it comes to minis. No ear, face or color specifications. I really liked Lamanchas so that's why I went with Mini-Manchas. I would suggest that if you do like Alpines a lot, then minis of that breed could be a great breed for you.
     
  8. SkyesRanch

    SkyesRanch New Member

    694
    Nov 11, 2010
    Stephenville, Texas
    SGM, I would love to get some Mini-Saanens! And some standard Saanens :drool: The Baby Saanens are sooooooooooo adorable. I love the pics of them in the lastest issue of the Hoeggers catalog. SOOOO adorable! But, If I start I want to do it right. The only thing that's going to tempt me at this point would be like a daughter of a national champion. Lol I gotta be picky. Haha
     
  9. peggy

    peggy Senior Member

    Aug 10, 2010
    B.C. Canada
    Oooooh sweet pic of mini alpine. Thanks Laura
     
  10. TinyHoovesRanch

    TinyHoovesRanch New Member

    I KNOW!!!

    Thats a cute one! lol

    You should so do it!
     
  11. Dreamchaser

    Dreamchaser New Member

    Oct 29, 2008
    Camp Verde, AZ
  12. TinyHoovesRanch

    TinyHoovesRanch New Member

    Really?
    bahahaha thats funny...I was just looking at nigis and that popped up...im not gonna lie...im addicted to craigslist...im always on there looking for goats!
     
  13. TinyHoovesRanch

    TinyHoovesRanch New Member

    Does she....have....wattles??
     
  14. Dreamchaser

    Dreamchaser New Member

    Oct 29, 2008
    Camp Verde, AZ
    I believe so, yes. She has wonderful bloodlines. Her grandfather is Waiilatpu Baxter, the one buck I wanted to buy. But she sold him.
     
  15. TinyHoovesRanch

    TinyHoovesRanch New Member

    OH NO NOT WATTLES!!!

    LOL too bad...I would love to buy her.....
     
  16. peggy

    peggy Senior Member

    Aug 10, 2010
    B.C. Canada
    Oooooh, I would love to buy her too. I looked at the site and they have some fabulous goats. I am in an area which doesn't have a lot of quality goats so it looks like I may look afar....lol....
     
  17. Dreamchaser

    Dreamchaser New Member

    Oct 29, 2008
    Camp Verde, AZ
    I'm not a big fan of wattles either. I have a french alpine buck who has them, so I am bound to get some babies with wattles. However, I would rather sacrifice having wattles to have good conformation, which this buck has. So, wattle away I guess.
     
  18. SkyesRanch

    SkyesRanch New Member

    694
    Nov 11, 2010
    Stephenville, Texas
    DreamChaser, IDK how against wattles you are but, if you really don't want them I know many breeders that band them off. :wink: Lol I think they are kinda cute. I call them ornaments. The only one in my herd that has them is my buck. I can't even see them, he's such a hairy beast. Haha :eek:hlala: