Breed Profile: Alpine Goats

Breed Profile: Alpine Goats
Breed Profile: Alpine Goats
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Alpine strains originated in the mountains of France for a long time, and were imported back to the United States of America in 1920.

This strain is characterized by its medium to large size, Also the alpine goats are very graceful and adaptable to any climate and in the most extreme living conditions.

It is about 30 inches high and its weight can reach 135 lbs. The alpine goats are easy to roll because their face is straight and have erect ears and the Alps can be almost any color, except for solid white and light brown.

Alpine goats are among the best milk producers, producing up to about 3 gallons of milk per day for 10 months, and their milk contains a high content of fat.

Cou Blanc –  this means literally “white neck” – the

front quarters are white and the hindquarters are black, with black or gray markings on head.

Cou Clair – ) the literal translation is “clear neck” –

frontquarters are tan or off-white, or a shading to gray with black hindquarters.

Cou Noir –  literally “black neck” – black front quarters and white hindquarters.

Sundgau –  black with white markings such as belly and facial trim.

Pied – spotted or mottled.

C hamoisee – (shamwahzay) brown or bay – often with black face, dorsal stripe, feet and legs. On a buck this is spelled chamoise.

Characteristics sheet

Name Alpine, Alpine polychrome, American Alpine, French Alpine
Country of origin France
Use Dairy, crossbreeding
Weight Male: no less than 77 kg (170 lbs)
Female: no less than 61 kg (135 lbs)
Height Male: no less than 81 cm (32 in)
Female: no less than 76 cm (30 in)