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rnrnToggenburg Goats are arnSwiss dairy goat from Toggenburg Valley of Switzerland. They are considered to bernthe oldest known dairy goat breed. They are medium size, sturdy, vigorous, andrnalert in appearance. rnrn rnrnToggenburg goat hair isrnshort or medium in length, soft, fine, and lying flat. Its color is solidrnvarying from light fawn to dark chocolate with no preference for any shade. Theyrnare also found with white ears with dark spot in middle; two white stripes downrnthe face from above each eye to the muzzle; hind legs white from hocks tornhooves; forelegs white from knees downward with a dark lien (band) below kneernacceptable; a white triangle on either side of the tail; white spot may bernpresent at root of wattles or in that area if no wattles are present. Varyingrndegrees of cream markings instead of pure white are considered acceptable, butrnnot desirable. They have erect ears that are carried forward. Their facial linesrnmay be dished or straight, but never roman.rnrn 

rnrnToggenburgs perform best inrncooler conditions. They are noted for their excellent udder development andrnhigh milk production, and have an average fat test of 3.7 percent.

rnrnToggenburgs are generally arnfriendly, quiet, and gentle breed, and are good as pets, although they arernclassed as dairy goats. They are often extremely curious and inquisitivernanimals.

Toggenburgs are arguably the hardiest of all goat breeds; crosses withrnmeat goats (i.e. Kalahari red, Boer goats) can add better growth rates to theirrnoffspring, offering a milking line to the offspring of meat goats.



Toggenburg Goats Associations


American Goat Society, inc. American Goat Society, inc. - www.AmericanGoatSociety.com


International Dairy Goat Registry - International Fiber Breed Registry - www.idgr-ifbr.com


The American Dairy Goat Association - www.adga.org


The Canadian Goat Society The Canadian Goat Society - www.goats.ca


The National Toggenburg Club The National Toggenburg Club - www.nationaltoggclub.org


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