Praying for 2021 to be back to some form of … History: In 1906 and 1920 Swiss chamois-colored goats were imported into the United States and were bred with American and French Alpine goats for hybrid vigor, firmly establishing the American Alpine breed. 18 likes. Erv and Teri Crowther run the small organic farm that supplies my neighborhood convenience store with raw cow milk and the best yogurt I’ve ever tasted. We offer quality Alpine and Alpine/Oberhasli pack goat kids. 4. [The Boer breed is a meat goat and very seldom will you find a pure bred one that can pack due to legs being too short and it's body to fat. Boise, ID 83714; 208-867-6675 ; [email protected]; Fresh from our blog. Mar 7, 2014 - Explore Oberhasli Breeders Of America's board "Oberhasli Dairy Goats" on Pinterest. The Oberhasli goat is domestic breed of goat developed in the mountains of Switzerland. The Oberhasli is alert in appearance with a friendly, gentle disposition. Does are not recommended as pack animals due to udder chaffing and that the udder may snag on brush and harm the goat. Obers have a pleasant, mellow, easygoing personality. Promoting Oberhasli Dairy Goats for Milk, Show and Pleasure . Bucks range in height from 30–34 inches, does between 28–32 inches, with weights of 100–150 pounds. This breed is of medium size, vigorous and alert in appearance. All of our goats are happy and healthy. They seem to be super athletic, maybe even more than Alpines. We are now accepting deposits for 2015 kids. Generally, large wether (castrated buck) goats are used for packing, though does may also be packed. Its appearance is alert and vigorous while having a gentle temperament. Any experienced goat can develop this sense, but Alpines seem to be the most adept at it. Any type of goat can be trained to pack, you just have to decide on what type of goat will fit your needs. SS: SG Brackett's Sunburst X-Cited +*B . While does are generally smaller and therefore able to carry somewhat less cargo, they may also provide fresh milk. Wild Branch Naturals 906-553-1653 www.yahswildbranch.com: Luv Your Mug!™ Shaving Soap With Slip! Generally, people are asking because they want to know what breed they should be looking for as they begin to build their string. While elk hunting we had to ascend a 1000 feet to get over a ridge back to our wall tent. Now that I have one (who is horned), I wonder what the hell I was thinking, I love him. I also get asked all the time what breed of goats I have. Some of the largest goats we have seen were cross-breeds. The Oberhasli, also known until 1987 as the Swiss Alpine, is a very old breed of dairy goat from the eponymous district of the Canton of Berne in Switzerland. While the Oberhasli goat … Wethers should be at least 34 inches high at the shoulder when four years of age. Oberhasli goats were first imported to the United States in the early 1900s. The Oberhasli is a Swiss dairy goat. Additionally, to determine this from the look of its mother and father is total guesswork for a beginner. AB1720868 . Boer billy. The Oberhasli is a Swiss dairy goat. Hi, I'm Marc Warnke. SGCH Haycreeks Solution Forrestania 4*M . The most distinctive feature of the Oberhasli is its colour pattern, known as chamoisée. They are on the small side as a breed and I have found their temperaments to be consistently “weird” and “stand-offish”. DS: Heaven's Hollow Prince Harry +B 88 VEE . They need fed milk for another 5 weeks at least. In Switzerland, the Oberhasli goat is known for its ability to adapt milk production to the prevailing climate. I believe that very few of us have enough skill to do this well. In this article I am going to break down my favorite breeds and hybrids. Mature goats are medium in size. Its registrations were included in the … Oberhasli goats are strong for their size, with powerful rear legs. The ears are erect and carried forward. Cross-breeds tend to exhibit the best of each breed.]. They are very hard working and sweet. Alpines have a tendency, as a breed to be brutal to other goats. Oberhasli boys available. Hidden Pass Pack Goats, Roseburg, Oregon. The breed was initially called the Swiss Alpine. Running pack goats is one of the most rewarding things I have done. The final judgement as to which breed is best will be the one you have and love. Alpine goats can come in any color, their ears are upright and they are an alert. They are a midium to large breed, that can come in any color. The name "LaMancha" stuck and became the accepted term for the American version as well. Powerful rear legs help the Oberhasli excel as a pack goat, with the proper training. They will most often be your “turd” to the others in your string. 'I was also impressed with how good natured Earl is even as a breeding buck. Please note: I’ve written this article based on personal experience and preferences based on that experience. The appropriately named Kiko goat was purpose-bred in New Zealand for meat production – the Maori word “kiko” meaning flesh or meat. We have a herd of about 20 goats and are building our milking lines with the hope to eventually open a small creamery to produce goat cheese. 348 likes. An older, experienced Alpine can be surprisingly trail wise, remembering the exact lay of a trail it's been on before, even when the trail is covered by a foot of snow, or remembering significant details about a route off the trail; even with years between times on the trail. Would make great pack goats, pets .. $100.00 each show contact info Clean herd bottle babies, bummer, bummers, goat kids, dairy goats, dairy, pack goats, pack goat Horns are of a lighter brown or black, and smallish, tending to curl back more like the Big-Horn sheep as the animal ages. This breed's disposition for packing is perfect – super- mellow and quiet, virtually silent on the trail and in camp. They are loyal, but from a distance. They are a midium to large breed, that can come in any color. Phoebe Wilhelm is reported to be the first to establish a herd comprised of Lamanchas. Circle33. The face is … Saanens are most serviceable in alpine elevations and at cooler temperatures. This breed is of medium size, vigorous and alert in appearance. Oberhasli goats are widely known as friendly animals with gentle dispositions. Each one has a name and a unique personality. [We have not seen it to the point of LIKING, but our Obers did not require water training, they simply followed us through.] The Oberhasli (also known as the Oberhasli Brienzer) is a dairy breed developed in the mountainous cantons of Bern, Freiburg, Glarus, and Graubunden in Switzerland. Pack goat breeds range from Kiko goats to Saanens to Toggenburgs. We sometimes have kids for sale. Perhaps the defining characteristic of the breed is the rate of growth. This is in contrast to other popular Swiss breeds, such as the Saanen goat and Toggenburg goat. Let me know if you have any trouble posting photos and I'll see what I can do to help. Let’s first dive into generalities of what I look for in a pack goat. $400.00. While elk hunting we had to ascend a 1000 feet to get over a ridge back to our wall tent. Contact us if you're interested in purchasing milk goats, or if you would like to go on our waiting list for goat kids! Most Obers will finish near 150 lbs. S: SG Haycreeks X Solution +*B 90 VEE . Overall, I’m trying to give advice that, in my opinion, will produce a wide range of success, and for that, I would avoid this breed. Send me an email and I'll get back to you, as soon as possible. Boer goats are primarily a meat breed. Oberhasli Does; SGCH Forrestania: Salvador: Late Feb* $700: SGCH Hazel: Salvador: Late March: $850: London: Recip * - confirmed via ultrasound. Oberhasli goats are bay in color. Alpines are hardy, adaptable animals that thrive in any climate while maintaining good health. Our Ober Taz was one of our smallest goats, but he had endurance and "heart" to spare on long treks. Meat Goats and meat crosses are sturdy goats of medium height with lots of muscling throughout. Occasionally a black Oberhasli appears as a result of recessive genes. Bucks range in height from 30–34", and does 28–32", with weights of 100–150 pounds. Wild Branch Naturals 906-553-1653 www.yahswildbranch.com: Luv Your Mug!™ Shaving Soap With Slip! The trouble is they just put on fat quickly. I look for a leggy goat whose body-to-leg ratio has more leg. If you are packing in high temperatures this breed might not be for you. Both have a tendency to be shorter, and having a tall packer is hugely advantageous. In 2009, we had our first Oberhasli triplets, two sets. Then, I’ll share with you what I’ve found doesn’t work well and why. This is merely a Togg's way of stating his independence. They make great companions, pack goats, and of course, wonderful milk! My second favorite goat is the Oberhasli. We have 7 of these horned boys that would make exceptional pack goats. After their fourth year you now have a goat that constantly has his head in the hay feeder. It's called "hockiness," a tendency for the hocks of the hind legs to be turned inward. However, I have found them to have less heart than Alpines. It's called "hockiness," a tendency for the hocks of the hind legs to be turned inward. Bucks must be red bay to be registered. My second favorite goat is the Oberhasli. Due to their strength and courage, they are often used as pack goats despite their stature. Oberhasli boys available. Find us here. This is the first episode in a 6 part web series on all things pack goat from Marc Warnke, the Goat Guy. Oberhaslis are one of the smallest breeds used as a pack goat, but they are used for a dairy goat ‘fault' that is very common to this breed. 4. That is the ultimate pack goat for me. But five factors outweigh which breed you choose. D: GCH Haycreeks H Felicity 3*M 91 VEEE . Promoting Oberhasli Dairy Goats for Milk, Show and Pleasure . I also like them crossed with Alpines and Obers, then they get little “elf ears”. Bucks range in height from 30–34", and does 28–32", with weights of 100–150 pounds. They will have a tendency to have color more often than crossed with an Alpine. I have been paying attention to it for a long time now, and now am impressed with this breed for a packer. Like the energizer rabbit. Watch as Jaken Warnke is hunting bears with Pack[...]. These boys are 3 weeks old. The Oberhasli is a Swiss dairy goat. I have had bad results so far with this breed and am scared to invest energy into them. Bountiful Harvest Farm (the home of Harmody Alpines) is located in a farming community on the plains of northeastern Colorado. If you have the opportunity to make a pack goat out of a bottle-fed kid, then go for it! Furthermore a goat's night vision is remarkably acute. The Kiko is a consummate browser and will range extensively when run in open country. I love having them in my string, and always will, as they are a nice balancing energy. 18 likes. Its color is solid varying from light fawn to dark chocolate with no preference for any shade. I love their attitude and loving nature. If you are here for the first time, look through the FAQ first and then start reading the blogs. Nanno. This calm demeanor and their medium size make them great pack animals, as they do not frighten easily when out on the trail. It is not recommended to take any fertile (able to reproduce) goat into the wilderness. They also have a tendency to be very hairy which makes them hot in the warm months, and their horn flare can pose a problem as well. Let … Oberhasli are a standardized color breed, with warm reddish brown accented with a black dorsal stripe, legs, belly, and face. I love having them in my string, and always will, as they are a nice balancing energy. If a goat likes humans, it will be easier to train and more likely to follow their person without a lead. Hi, I'm Marc Warnke. Oberhasli goats were first imported to the United States in the early 1900s. This is another breed that can sometimes lack the width, so I like so be sure to be mindful of the confirmation flaws that I see show up in each breed. Nanno. Occasionally a black Oberhasli appears as a result of recessive genes. Please don’t guess and try to save yourself a few dollars. While the does are a dependable source of milk, bucks and wethers are also useful as pack animals because of their strength and calm demeanor. Only Toggs are as (or more) alert on the trail. Their muscling seems to limit them in jumping ability and agility on certain types of terrain. They have the most heart, athleticism, confirmation, and size, all characteristics I look for. View a wide selection of Goats and other great items on KSL Classifieds. Mountain home, UT. In one set, all three were black, making them also our first black kids born here also! History: Once known as the Swiss Alpine, the Oberhasli originated in Switzerland (Oberhasli is a district of Bern, Switzerland); it may be one of the oldest established breeds in that country. Oberhasli Track Goats. While the does are a dependable source of milk, bucks and wethers are also useful as pack animals because of their strength and calm demeanor. We sell a Pack Goat Manual and a Dairy Goat Video. Mature goats are medium in size. That said, I would cross with other breeds and be willing to have up to 25% Nubian in an Alpine cross or something like that. From birth to weaning the Kiko displays a rate of growth at least equivalent of any other purpose bred meat goat breed but this is achieved without the management and feed inputs generally required for satisfactory meat production in other breeds. Bucks range in height from 30–34 inches, does between 28–32 inches, with weights of 100–150 pounds. I like Alpines that carry width in their genetics. Two-and-a-half-year-old Nubian buck blue eye good milking line . This calm demeanor and their medium size make them great pack animals, as they do not frighten easily when out on the trail. Generally, large wether goats are used for packing, though does may also be packed. Does, Bucks or Wethers? Please visit our website for a full list of products and herd information. They are easily distinguished by their black muzzle, black belly, black legs, and black dorsal stripe down their back. Marc Warnke. Their light color and pink skin is linked to a tendency to overheat in hot weather, and this holds true for Saanens that have been crossbred with other breeds. My yearling Oberhasli, Beaumont, from Circle ... 33 Pack Goats proved to be my best track goat. In the U S, goats used for packing are usually tall and lean; belonging to one of the larger dairy goat breeds such as Alpine, Toggenburg, Saanen, Lamancha, Oberhasli or a crossbreed thereof. The Oberhasli is alert in appearance with a friendly, gentle disposition. Its color is chamois. Mixing them with other breeds has been awesome, but anything over 25% scares me as I have seen that produce a vocal goat. I Luv Your Mug!™, you should too. They have the bone structure and are a “close to feral” goat. American and Purebred Miniature Oberhasli. Its appearance is alert and vigorous while having a gentle temperament. Their coloring can range from a deep red bay to a light brown, and bucks can sometimes be all black. Even after years of hybridization, however, the true LaMancha characteristics continue to dominate. They tend to be longer in the back than other breeds so we do not have the "pin bone" chaffing that a few of our short backed boys have had.]. The Oberhasli Goat Club was founded to promote the Oberhasli Goat breed and to recognize the breed’s versatile abilities through awards for excellence in production, performance, and appraisal. They seem to be super athletic, maybe even more than Alpines. As far as the serious goat packer is concerned, the hocky tendency in the Oberhasli is a fortunate throwback to the natural form of the wild goat. If I only have one word to answer what breed makes the best pack goat, it’s Alpine. The does are a dependable source of milk, bucks and wethers are used as pack animals because of their strength and calm demeanor. Cross-Breed goats seem to be stronger and healthier then the full blooded goats. They make good pack animals and are especially good in crosses with other breeds. LaMancha goats can come in any color. Powerful rear legs help the Oberhasli excel as a pack goat, with the proper training. Lastly, I will go into detail on breeders and genetics and why I believe that is more important than breed alone. They are great “middle of the string” goats. All of our kids are either polled (genetically hornless) or come dis-budded, unless horns are requested as pack goats. There are worth the patience. The Nubian carries a decidedly Roman nose and is always short-haired. The kids are born of average size but with considerable vigor. $370.00. Pack Goats are a steeper learning curve than most believe. My favorite hybrids are Alpine/Ober followed by Alpine/Sabor (Saanen/Boer). Autumn-Acres Dairy Goats in Wayland, MI specializes in Purebred LaMancha, Alpine, Oberhasli and Recorded Grade Dairy Goats. All of our kids are either polled (genetically hornless) or come dis-budded, unless horns are requested as pack goats. They need fed milk for another 5 weeks at least. The inscription was unclear, but the words, "LaMancha, Cordoba, Spain," were easily read. Quite a few packgoat people use the cross-breeds and are very happy with them. Cheers to your new adventure!!! Now, please know my personal level of experience with this breed is still low by comparison. If you are here for the first time, look through the FAQ first and then start reading the blogs. They are a medium to large breed. MOSES LAKE WA Last of the dairy breeds that I’ll speak of is the Toggenburg. [You get "airplane ears" with crossbreeds -- the ears extend from head two or three inches then fall another two to four inches-- depending on the cross. The Nubian carries a decidedly Roman nose and is always short-haired. Pack Goat Podcast Episode 45 of the pack goat podcast.[...]. Oberhasli goats give good quantities of delicious milk, and are very desirable dairy goats. They are a medium sized goat that enjoys working and tolerates water easily. American Oberhasli and British Guernsey. To the untrained eye it’s all guess work to know what kind of wether a kid will grow to be. Fat, muscle-bound goats also have a hard time staying cool and maintaining high levels of endurance. Hidden Pass Pack Goats, Roseburg, Oregon. They are possibly the most intelligent breed. Oberhasli Pack Goats/Milkers. I was very excited when Linda let me breed my awesome Alpine doe (from top quality from Dave, Trinity Pack Goats) to Earl. and can be as much as 40 inches at the shoulder. The most distinctive feature of the Oberhasli is its colour pattern, known as chamoisée. But if you just take little strolls and want the company of the goats or for them to just carry your lunch then they may work for you. 3. $300.00. This breed makes for an excellent watch goat which is not noisy but will stare in an alarm posture. Personality is a major component of a good pack goat. We all had loaded packs except for Beaumont. A pack goat is a goat used as a beast of burden, for packing cargo. There are six common dairy breeds here in the US and several meat-type breeds. The Mini-Oberhasli is a cross of Nigerian Dwarf and a Swiss dairy goat noted for its rich red bay coat ranging from light bay to a dark bay or solid black in does. Running pack goats is one of the most rewarding things I have done. Wanted . Bucks must be red bay to be registered. The majority of goat packers avoid them for these reasons; but there are packers that use them and are very satisfied with them. We have sold several boys over the past few years that are working across the country as reliable packers, and have been sent some pretty amazing pictures by their new families. Psalm 13:6. 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