The Grisons Striped is a
tough goat breed from Switzerland and they feel right at home in the mountains.
It likes grazing in landscapes that are stony.
The Grisons Striped goat milk production is not
equal to that of other breeds, which lead to ranchers not breeding them. In
1992 only twelve registered bucks remained! Luckily a group of concerned goat
breeders have joined together and have taken the promotion of the breed by the
hand. Above all else, they have devoted attention to milk production and the
avoidance of inbreeding. In 1994 four bucks and two nannies were imported from
Great Britain which have the same color characteristics as the Grisons Striped
Goat, but significantly better milk production. Since then many associations
and private individuals have participated in the restoration, and the
endangered Grisons Striped is now experiencing a comeback!