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Breeds of Livestock - LaMancha Goats

Breeds of Livestock - LaMancha Goats

LaMancha

laman2.jpgThe LaMancha goat originated in Oregon by Mrs. Eula Frey from short-eared goats of a type found not only in LaMancha, but throughout spain. It has excellent dairy temperament and is an all-around sturdy animal that can withstand a great deal of hardship and still produce. Through official testing this breed has established itself in milk production with high butterfat.

The LaMancha face is straight with the ears being the distinctive breed characteristic. There are two types of LaMancha ears. In does one type of ear has no advantage over the other.

  1. The "gopher ear" is described as follows: an approximate maximum length of one inch but preferably non-existent and with very little or no cartilage. The end of the ear must be turned up or down. This is the only type of ear which will make buck eligible for registration.

  2. The "elf ear" is described as follows: an approximate maximum length of two inches is allowed, the end of the ear must be turned up or turned down and cartilage shaping the small ear is allowed.
laman3.jpgAny color or combination of colors is acceptable with no preferences. The hair is short, fine and glossy.

Reference:

Briggs, Hilton M and D.M. Briggs. 1980. Modern Breeds of Livestock. Forth Edition, MacMillan Company

American Dairy Goat Association, PO Box 865, Spindale, NC 28160. Phone: 704-286-3801

Photographs:
Karen Lee, Emmett, ID

Carolyn Futrell, Rio Vista, TX


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