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Height (measured at the withers) does: 30" +
bucks: 35" +
doe: 30 - 35"
buck: 35"+
does: 30-35" bucks:35"+

does: 30-35"

bucks:35"+

does:28"

bucks: 30"

does:28-30"

bucks:30-34"

doe: 17-22"

bucks: 19 - 23.5"

doe: 16-23"

buck: 18 - 24"

Weight

doe: 135 pounds+

buck: 175 pounds +

doe: 135 pounds +

buck: 170 pounds +

doe: 135 pounds +

buck: 170 pounds +

doe: 135 pounds +

buck: 170 pounds +

does: 120 pounds

bucks:150 pounds

does: 120 pounds

bucks: 150 pounds

75 pound average 40 - 70 pounds
Coat Color solid or partial black, red or tan mixed with white is typical range of colors and combinations 7 distinct color patterns generally consisting of white fading into another color generally pure white, some have off-white coloring bay color with black udder, belly, lower legs, dorsal strip and nearly all black face light brown with white on ears, lower legs and 2 stripes down face range of colors - mainly black, chocolate and gold with white markings range of colors, typically with a "grizzled" pattern (mix of light and dark hair)
Milk milk is higher in protein and butterfat than other breeds can still produce milk while stressed; milk is high in butterfat inconsistent milk producer produces more milk than other breeds, used in commercial dairies exceptional flavor - slightly sweet high milk production; average of 3.7% fat very high butterfat and protein content large udder capacity
Temperment energetic yet stubborn calm and gentle graceful, hardy and adaptable friendly and gentle robust with alert appearance extremely curious gentle and lovable - easy to handle good-natured and gregarious
Distinction long, pendulous ears ears are so small that they appear to be almost non-existent adapted for high altitudes and long marches nicknamed "Queen of the Dairy Goats" bred as often for show as for milk status listed as "rare", less than 5,000 exist internationally oldest known dairy goat can breed year round starting at 7 weeks; increasing in numbers and popularity originally called the Cameroon Dwarf goat; originally sold to zoos and medical research
Origin

originated in Nubia in NE Africa (by Egypt) & cross-bred in the United Kingdom

developed in the U.S. from a breed of goat brought to California by the Spanish the Alps in Switzerland, then brought to France & the US Saanens Valley in Switzerland, introduced to US between 1904 and the 1930's origninated in western Switzerland, introduced into US by Dr. H.O. Pence and breed by Esther Oman originated in Switzerland's Toggenburg Valley throughout Africa, mainly found in West Africa, introduced to US in 1959 throughout Africa, mainly found in French Cameroon; exported to Sweden, Germany and later the U.S.