Oberhasli Goats are a medium-sized dairy goat. Oberhasli
Goatsare Chamoisee- colored, ranging from light to a deep red
bay with black facial stripes, muzzle and forehead. Oberhaslis can also be
black in color.
Oberhasli are a modern
American breed of dairy goat. They derive from a subtype of goat from the
Oberhasli district of the Bernese Oberland in central Switzerland. All purebred
members of the breed descend from five chamois-colored Goats imported to the
United States in 1936. A breeder's association, the Oberhasli Breeders of
America, was formed in 1977, and in 1980 the Oberhasli was accepted as a breed
by the American Dairy Goat Association (ADGA). Until then, goats of this type
had been known as Swiss Alpine, and interbred with Alpine goats of other types.
The Oberhasli milk
production record per lactation is 2,116 kg (4,665 lb).