Breeds of Livestock, Department of Animal Science
Breeds of Livestock - Oberhasli Goats
The Oberhasli is a Swiss dairy goat. This breed is of medium size, vigorous and alert in appearance. Its color is chamois. Does may be black but chamois is preferred. Chamois is described as: Bay - ranging from light to a deep red bay with the later most desirable. A few white hairs through the coat and about the ears are permitted. Markings are to be: two black stripes down the face from above each eye to a black muzzle; forehead nearly all black, black stripes from the base of each ear coming to a point just back of the poll and continuing along the neck and back as a dorsal stripe to the tail; a black belly and udder; black legs below the knees and hocks; ears black inside and bay outside; bucks often have more black on the head than does, black whiskers, and black hair along the shoulders and lower chest with a mantle of black along the back; bucks frequently have more white hairs through the coat than does.
The face is straight. A Roman nose is discriminated against.
American Dairy Goat Association, PO Box 865, Spindale, NC 28160. Phone: 704-286-3801Photographs:
The American Livestock Breeds Conservancy PO Box 477; Pittsboro, NC 27312