We maintain a small herd of Oberhasli; we are hoping to expand the herd over the next few years. Our does are Mabel (2 yrs old), Gizmo (4 yrs old), Ginger (4 yrs old), J.J (1 yr old), Cami (2 yrs old), and our doelings; Izzabella and Zoey. Two male Oberhasli Harry (buck) and Mikey (wether). We also have two Pygmies, Lucy and Coco, that are strictly herd mates.
The Oberhasli (also known as the Oberhasli Brienzer) is a dairy breed developed in the mountainous cantons of Bern, Freiburg, Glarus, and Graubunden in Switzerland.
Oberhasli goats were first imported to the United States in the early 1900s, though it was not until 1936 that purebred herds were established and maintained. The breed was initially called the Swiss Alpine, in 1977, the breed name was changed to Oberhasli.
The Oberhasli has a friendly gentle disposition. Mature goats are medium in size. Bucks range in height from 30–34", and does 28–32", with weights of 100–150 pounds. The does are a dependable source of milk, bucks and wethers are used as pack animals because of their strength and calm demeanor.
Oberhaslis are known for their sweet light tasting milk, which has a wonderful amount of cream. The milk can be used for so many things including; baking, cooking, drinking, producing butter, ice-cream, yogurt, soaps, and even lotions.
The breed’s color pattern is called chamoisee. Black is also found but not considered optimal. The females can still be registered as American but and black bucks will be experimental.
100 – 125 lbs