LaMancha Dairy Goat ...
Rose and Buttercup
at Palmer Farm
The 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.
Any color or combination of colors is acceptable with no
preferences. The hair is short, fine and glossy.
- 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
- 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.
The information above is from
Oklahoma State University,
Department of Animal Science
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