I raise Nigerian Dwarfs and have dabbled a little with Mini-Oberhaslis in the past. Right now we also have 2 Lamancha junior does. I have someone offering a third to me for a trade for services. She is a 50/50 Lamancha/Nubian. Her sire isn't registered though he is from good lines I was told. I'm waiting on pedigree info. Her dam too is suppose to be nice. Anyway, so she wouldn't qualify for registration except as a Native On Appearance. So I'd need an unbiased ADGA member to say yes she looks like a Lamancha and then she could be registered. Its like the lowest form of registration I think for goats registered with ADGA but its a start. By breeding her to purebred Lamanchas her kids could move up a grade and so on. After a few generations her grandkids etc would be American. My goals with her would be mainly for minis and milking. She's only 3 1/2 months old right now so that pretty much means she's not going to be old/big enough for breeding until next fall when she'd be a yearling. That's fine by me as she wouldn't really produce the type of minis I would want by crossing to a Nigerian so I would need, hopefully, a gopher earred mini buck to breed 1st generation minis with. She could always be bred to purebred Lamanchas too so she'd produce good kids for me too either way. So what I need to know is if she'd be registerable as a NOA. Here she is... What do you think? In order to use her in Mini programs she does have to be registered though she doesn't have to be American or Purebred or anything. I'm really new to how NOA, experimental and recorded grades work so any help you can offer would be great.