LaMancha Goat originated in US
state of Oregon by Mrs. Eula Frey. She combined short-eared goats of a type
found not only in LaMancha, but throughout spain. LaMancha Goats have excellent
dairy temperament and are an all-around sturdy animal that can withstand a
great deal of hardship and still produce. Through official testing this breed
has established itself in milk production with high butterfat.
LaMancha faces are straight with
distinctive short ears. They have either a gogher ear or an elf ear.
The "gopher ear" is
described as having an approximate maximum length of one inch but preferably
non-existent and with very little or no cartilage. The end of the ear must be turned
up or down. This is the only type of ear which will make a buck eligible for
The "elf ear" is
described as having an approximate maximum length of two inches is allowed, the
end of the ear must be turned up or turned down and cartilage shaping the small
ear is allowed.
Any color or combination of
colors is acceptable with no preferences. The hair is short, fine and glossy.