We have recently rebuilt our LaMancha Dairy goat herd with new genetics and are excited to again be offering pure bred LaMancha dairy goats in spring 2018!
The LaMancha breed originated in the U.S.A and is easily recognizable due to their very small ears called "gopher ears" or "elf ears". These small ears are a natural breed characteristic and nothing is physically done to the goats to achieve this look.
LaManchas are considered a medium large breed which can come in all colors and are well known for their feisty but manageable personalities. They are a hardy breed of dairy goat and can produce high quantities of milk while browsing on weeds and brush. They are known to produce milk with a high percentage of butterfat which makes them a great goat for those looking to produce goat cheese.
Meet our LaManchas
Fantasy Magic Mojito
Our milking herd consists of our three registered does. Fantasy the eldest is our highest milk producer, her kids are also heavy producers who carry on her hardiness and longevity. Magic and Mojito are new to our herd. Magic the black and white is a large sturdy build goat with a striking appearance, she is show quality and produces kids that embody all the characteristics of the Lamancha breed. Magic the black doe has a slightly smaller build and a beautiful udder she is also a show quality Lamancha.
New Zealand Kiko Goats
Several years ago we decided to add New Zealand Kiko genetics to our goat herd. Due to a local interest in chevon (goat meat) and our desire to raise a herd of mostly self-sufficient goats. We have been highly impressed with Kiko breed. Kikos thrive on low quality browse, have a great resistance to parasites, produce hardy kids and achieve a rapid growth rate.
The Kiko LaMancha cross is a great addition to any goat herd. The crosses are sturdy goats with great mothering instincts more then adequate milk production and a strong instinct for browsing. They are ideal for land clearing and low input herds as they require little added grain to grow and maintain weight.
Meet our Kiko Buck
We have one young LaMancha Kiko cross buck available from our spring 2016 kidding.