and Purebred Miniature Alpines
The Mini-Alpine is an alert,
gracefully hardy, animal that adapts and thrives in any
climate while maintaining good health and excellent
production. The straight or slightly dished face and
fine, narrow, erect ears gives it a clean appearance.
The various colors are given French name but color patterns
are fine to use. Alpines with Toggenburg color AND white
markings or all white are discriminated against in the show
ring, but are registerable as Experimental with MDGA.
Cou Blanc: White neck and
front quarters and black hindquarters. They may have black
or gray facial stripes.
Cou Clair: Clear neck
or tan or gray with black hindquarters.
Black neck and white hindquarters.
Black with white markings such as underbody, legs and facial
Pied: Spotted or Mottled.
Chamoisee (or Chamoise for bucks) Any shade or mixture
of brown, characteristic markings are a black stripe along
the back, black markings on legs and black facial stripes.
Two-Tone Chamoisee: two tone brown usually with
the front quarter lighter.
Broken: Any color
pattern that is broken with white
color pattern that has a white belt.
Sundgau (sundgow) -
black with white markings such as underbody,
facial stripes, etc.
(shamwahzay) - brown or bay characteristic
markings are black face, dorsal stripe, feet and
legs. Spelling for male is chamoise
- light front quarters with brown or gray
Maximum height: Does: 29 inches,
Bucks: 31 inches
Evaluation of Defects
Does with Toggenburg color and markings
that are all white
Bucks with Toggenburg color and
Bucks with all white color
|Markings on Mini-Alpines
- Any of the above color descriptions with a
white belt that extends around the body.
Belted two-tone Chamoisee Mini-Alpine
photos courtesy of MilkMaidRanch
Whenever one of the patterns is broken with
white should be described as a broken pattern
such the Alpines below.
photos courtesy of Mill-Valley Farm