About Thuringian Goats
Thuringian Goats are a variety of
dairy German goat found in Thüringen, eastern Germany. They were developed from
Toggenburg, Harzerziege, Rhönziege, and Thüringer Landziege goats around 1885.
In the early 1900s Swiss Toggenburg, Harzerziege, and Rhönziege were introduced
and Swiss Toggenburg was used again in 1988.
They are chocolate-brown with
white markings on head and legs, a light face mask and white flash on the rump.
They may be either polled or horned. Adult males weigh on average 55 kg and
females 48 kg with an average wither height of 78 cm and 74 cm respectively. They
are known for their adaptability to mountainous regions and their ability to
walk long distances. The breed is nearly extinct.