MDGA Registration

Mini Oberhasli Breed Standard


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.

***BOTH Generation AND Breed Standard MUST be met to enter each herdbook**

Generation F1 + F3 + F6 +
Percentage Any Less than 70% or more than 30% of either parent breed. Less than 70% or more than 30% of either parent breed.
Breed Character Any Erect ears
Straight or slight dish nose
Red bay coloring
Erect ears
Straight or slight dish nose
Red bay coloring
Height Any Max: Does 27” / Bucks 29” Max: Does 27” / Bucks 29”



Animals will be disqualified from American or Purebred herdbook and placed into the Experimental or American herdbook despite generation if they have any of the following:

  • Animal is over 70% or under 30% of either parent breed
  • Ears that are anything other than erect or noses that are convex
  • White spot over 1” in any direction
  • Black bucks
  • Any color but red bay (or black in does)
  • Any animal that is overheight

**NOTE ON HEIGHTS: Currently MDGA does not require heights to be recorded with the registry except in the instance of milk testing and live shows. Final height is not achieved until maturity (3-4 years old).  It is the breeder’s responsibility to ensure their animals are within proper heights, and to submit them to the registry to have herdbooks changed when it is known they are over height.

If an animal is demoted to Experimental or American due to not meeting the breed standard, they will receive an asterisk, *  at the end of their registration number. If the demoted animal’s offspring meets generation AND breed standard, the offspring will then be placed in the proper herdbook. If the offspring does not meet the standard and/or generation, then they will be put into the herdbook that they meet requirements. 

Examples of Correct Breed Character

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Acceptable coloring on does only NOT bucks


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