About Grisons Striped Goats
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!