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.

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)

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

Correct markings on a Mini-Oberhasli buck

Correct markings on a milking Mini-Oberhasli doe

Solid black. Acceptable on does, but Not on buck

Examples of defects on the American and Purebred Mini-Oberhasli