About LaMancha Goats
LaMancha goats are a short-eared goat believed to have originated in Spain and been brought over to California by Spanish missionaries. The goats were then taken to Oregon, where the breed was further developed. LaManchas are the only dairy goat that was developed in the United States. One story as to their name notes that some of these goats were sent to Paris in crates addressed from LaMancha, Spain, and the name of the region they originated from attached to the goats. LaManchas are a medium-size goat with uniquely small ears. LaMancha does can be 28” tall and weigh around 130 pounds, whereas bucks can be 30” tall and weigh around 165 pounds. They are easy to milk, agile, curious, smart and have great dispositions. Among the standard-sized dairy goat breeds, the milk of the LaMancha is 2nd highest in butterfat, next to the Nubian. Its size makes the LaMancha another goat that is good for homesteads and hobby farms. They are great pets, milkers, show goats and all-around nice goats to own.