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
Small white spots in hair of does
Small white spots in hair of bucks
White spot over 1 inch in any direction.
Any color but red bay (or black in does)
Examples of defects:
Colors other than red: