Miniature Dairy Goat Association

Breed Standard

American and Purebred Miniature Oberhasli

The Mini-Oberhasli is a cross of Nigerian Dwarf and a Swiss dairy goat noted for its rich red bay coat ranging from light bay to a dark bay or solid black in does.  Bucks must be red bay to be registered.
Its appearance is alert and vigorous while having a gentle temperament.  The face is dished or straight with erect ears.  Minimal black markings in the bay Mini-Oberhasli are: two black stripes down the face from above each eye to a black muzzle; forehead is nearly all black with the ears black on the inside and bay on the outside; black stripe from the base of each ear coning to a point just back of the poll and continuing along the neck and back as a dorsal stripe; black belly; black legs below the knees and hocks.  The skin, including the udder is light gray to black.  A few white hairs through the coat and about the ears and/or nose are permitted.  Bucks often have more black on the head than does, black whisker, and black hair along the shoulders and lower chest with a mantle of black along the back.  Bucks frequently have more white hair than does. 

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

Evaluation of Defects

Serious Defects

Small white spots in hair of does 

Very Serious

Small white spots in hair of bucks


White spot over 1 inch in any direction.
Pendulous ears
Black Bucks
Any color but red bay (or black in does)

Examples of defects:

Colors other than red:
Photos needed

White Spots:




Examples of Correct Breed Character:


Correct markings on a Mini-Oberhasli  buck:

Correct markings on a milking Mini-Oberhasli doe:





Solid black.  Acceptable on does, but not on bucks:

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