Miniature Dairy Goat Association

Breed Standard


American and Purebred Miniature LaMancha

The LaMancha is the only breed developed in America, making it is a truly "made in America breed". The Mini-LaMancha is well known for their docile, even temperament and a steady production of fairly high butterfat.  The face is straight and with the ears being the most distinguishing characteristic of the Mini-LaMancha. The ears are either 'Gopher' which lack cartilage but do have a ring of skin around the auditory canal or the 'Elf' which has some cartilage and should be no longer than an inch long.  In does, both ear types are equally accepted but bucks must have 'Gopher'; ears to be registered.
Bucks with elf ears will be registered "Experimental".

Any combination of color is acceptable.

Maximum height: Does: 27 inches, Bucks: 29 inches

Evaluation of Defects

Disqualifications in the show ring

Anything but gopher ears on "American" and "Purebred" bucks

Examples of defects:

Upright ears (not true LaMancha breed character):

 

 Examples of Correct Ears in the Mini-LaMancha:

 

 Gopher ears.  Ideal for does and the only allowed
 ears for bucks (registered American or Purebred):

 


Elf Ears - Correct for does, but not for bucks:

 

 

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