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Kidding is always an exciting time here at Shepherds Rest Farm.

In 2009, we had our first Oberhasli triplets, two sets.
In one set, all three were black, making them also our first black kids born here also!

Contact us if you're interested in purchasing milk goats, or if you would like to go on our waiting list for goat kids!

Oberhasli birth Oberhasli birth
Oberhasli birth Oberhasli birth
Oberhasli birth Oberhasli birth
Oberhasli birth Oberhasli birth
Black Oberhasli kids Black Oberhasli kids
Black Oberhasli kids Black Oberhasli kids
Black Oberhasli kids
Oberhasli goats
This gorgeous buck, Verde,
was rented from Nettie Stein.
Verde sired the black kids.
Thank you, Nettie!
Oberhasli goats

Oberhasli goats grazing at Shepherds Rest Farm

Oberhasli is the oldest Swiss dairy goat breed, originating in the Swiss Alps. They are a medium-size, reddish-brown goat with black markings and erect ears.

We have found them to be very peaceful, calm, and quiet. They are affectionate and social creatures, as well as alert and intelligent. Adult does weigh at least 120 pounds, and adult bucks, at least 150 pounds.

Social and friendly. Oberhasli kid and Anatolian Shepherd Guardian dog.

Doe and kid

Milk production averages three to four quarts a day per goat, for about 10 months out of the year. The doe is usually kept dry for two months before next kidding. Yearling kids are bred when they are 7 to 10 months old and at least 80 pounds.  
Breeding season is typically late August through January, with the estrus cycle lasting 18 to 21 days. Gestation is five months. Dairy goats have an average lifespan of eight to twelve years. Oberhasli kid and Anatolian Shepherd livestock guardian dog

We purchased our foundation doe from Suzanne Strong, a wonderful goat mentor. Our two-goat adventure has now blossomed into a 55-goat enterprise of American Oberhaslis, Boer, and Boer-dairy goat crosses.

See our Buck page

A day at Shepherds Rest Farm with working livestock guardian Anatolian Shepherd Dog

Our herd is CAE-free, and we do yearly testing to confirm and maintain this status. We are members of ADGA.

Oberhasli goat kids and Anatolian Shepherd Dog livestock guardianPlayful Oberhasli goat kids exploring a cavern
Kids playing in a hole dug by our Anatolians

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